CBS, Dish Network reach agreement resolving content fee dispute

CBS, Dish Network reach agreement resolving content fee dispute

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"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. "Dish customers will continue to get CBS' must-have content, while we are also able to achieve our short and long-term economic and strategic goals".

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CBS announced yesterday that it had reached a multi-year agreement with Dish for the latter to carry its local stations and cable channels such as Pop and Smithsonian Channel.

In the meantime, Dish stated it plans to provide subscribers in the affected markets with digital over-the-air antennas at no extra cost. Local CBS affiliate KBOI was not affected by the dispute, but CBS Sports Network - which will broadcast Boise State's regular-season finale on Saturday - went dark in the Boise market.

The deal comes after nearly three days of no CBS programming on Dish, including the NFL game on Thanksgiving Day, though it will allow football fans to watch SEC college games Friday and Saturday and an NFL doubleheader on Sunday.

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@CBS Thanks for ruining our Thanksgiving tradition of watching @NFL because of your greed against @dish.

CBS' blackout on Dish systems is over.

The blackout affects cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Tampa, Seattle, Minneapolis, Detroit, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.

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The settlement comes after three days of black screens resulting from a row beginning when DISH refused the initial terms offered by CBS in contract negotiations.

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