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CBS Reaches Deal With Dish Network

CBS Reaches Deal With Dish Network

CBS warned Dish customers that they would miss CBS' NFL and college football games over the holiday weekend.

In a statement Tuesday, Dish Network claimed that CBS chose to black out Dish customers' access to its channels in an effort to raise rates and gain negotiating leverage.

The agreement, which does not include online channels on Dish's Sling TV, allows Dish to use CBS content across various US cities, according to a statement late Thursday. Now, less than a week later, Dish has announced that it has signed a new multi-year carriage deal with CBS.

Besides rallying the TV remote soldiers, the dishpromise.com site offers a glimpse into Dish and CBS's tense negotiations.

Deal terms were not disclosed.

The CBS blackout on Dish came amid much tension between network owners like CBS and pay-TV distributor such as Dish.

Despite the relief that DISH customers will feel of having CBS-owned programmes crossing a number of genres - including CBS Sports Network, Pop, and the Smithsonian Channel - and local providers back on their grids, the agreements arrived too late to broadcast the traditional National Football League game on Thanksgiving Day between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys.

The dispute could also potentially affect the broadcasts of Saturday's Alabama-Auburn game and CBS' NFL coverage on Sunday. The deal will end the CBS blackout for more than 2 million Dish customers across the country, including in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.

"CBS is attempting to tax Dish customers on programming that's losing viewers, tax Dish customers on programming available for free over the air, and tax Dish customers for content available directly from CBS", Warren Schlichting, Dish Executive Vice President Marketing, Programming and Media Sales, said in a statement. At the same time, CBS and other content companies have asked for huge increases in the fees they receive for their programming to pay for rising sports rights fees and other programming costs.

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