CBS, Dish Network reach agreement resolving content fee dispute

CBS, Dish Network reach agreement resolving content fee dispute

CBS, Dish Network reach agreement resolving content fee dispute

Good Morning! We are happy to announce effective Thursday, 11/23/17, that we have reached an agreement with CBS Corporation and all channels owned by them have been restored.

Added Warren Schlichting, DISH Network executive vice president of marketing, programming and media sales: "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".

Deal terms were not disclosed.

Dish Network yanked CBS' content on Tuesday after failing to agree on how much Dish Network would pay for three cable channels and 28 local CBS channels.

During the disagreement, CBS claimed that while Dish had complained about fees being requested by the company, it has paid "at least one cable network more than double our asking price, for far less than half the ratings".

The blackout affected almost 4 million Dish Network subscriber homes - including 400,000 in the Los Angeles region.

CBS' blackout on Dish systems is over. CBS last went dark on Dish for roughly 12 hours in 2014 during a similar impasse.

An ongoing dispute between CBS and Dish Network could prevent subscribers in 18 major markets - including Los Angeles and Dallas - from watching the network's Thanksgiving NFL game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys. If you're a customer in Chicago, Dish wants you to get in touch with businesses like Pizzeria Bebu, and Ahimsa Yoga Studio in order to help get CBS back on your TV.

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. The blackout happened late Monday night, the latest instance of CBS and Dish Network's business relations souring.

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