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CBS, Dish agree carriage terms; blackout ends

CBS, Dish agree carriage terms; blackout ends

On the site, Dish alleges CBS is asking the satellite operator to pay "more than 50 percent higher than what we now pay to carry this channel".

The CBS blackout affected cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Tampa, Seattle, Minneapolis, Detroit, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. Now, less than a week later, Dish has announced that it has signed a new multi-year carriage deal with CBS.

The deal finally came after almost three days of blacked-out CBS programming on Dish, which included those Thanksgiving Day NFL games. Although CBS channels will not be available on Sling TV they have recently agreed to provide channels to DirecTV Now and YouTube TV.

"We are grateful to our customers for their patience this holiday week as months of work has resulted in a deal that delivers CBS for years to come", Schlichting said.




The CBS blackout kept millions of Dish Network subscribers from access to the Cowboys-Chargers football game on Thanksgiving Day.

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

Under the agreement, Dish is allowed using CBS content and CBS owned stations along with CBS content across various US cities, including CBS Sports Network.

Dish and CBS reached an agreement late Thursday that restored the channels dropped earlier in the week in standoff over how much Dish will pay CBS for the right to carry its programming.