CBS and Dish Network reach deal ending retransmission dispute

Posted November 25, 2017

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. "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".

Financiial terms were not disclosed.

After inputting your ZIP code, you can scroll down to the Make Your Voice Heard section, where Dish lists all of the local businesses advertising on specific CBS channels. These alternatives make CBS widely available, without the need for a pay-TV subscription, which Dish has clearly taken issue with during these negotiations.

CBS had demanded a sizable increase in the retransmission fees it charges Dish for the rights to retransmit its TV station signals.

"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", Warren Schlichting, Dish's executive vice president of marketing, programming and media sales, said in a statement.

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The new deal between the two companies also included additional cable channels such as CBS Sports Network, POP and Smithsonian.

CBS' blackout on Dish systems is over.

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.

As subscriptions to traditional satellite and cable TV providers drop, companies are grappling over how to split revenues.

The standoff occurred during one of the most popular viewing times of the year, featuring big college football games throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, and an NFL doubleheader on Sunday.