Home Industry CBS & Dish extend deadline to negotiate new contract

CBS & Dish extend deadline to negotiate new contract

CBS logo eyeIf you’re a Dish customer and have been tuning-in to CBS-owned channels over Thanksgiving weekend, you may not have even been aware the channels were in on the verge of being pulled early last week. The distribution agreement between the two companies, which includes 14 CBS-owned stations and channels such as Showtime and CBS Sports Network, was extended temporarily on November 25th.

This is the second extension in two weeks to keep the channels on air, after the first five-day extension was initiated on November 20th. Dish and CBS say they will resume negotiations next week.

Dish customers were also given back access to Turner-owned channels such as Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and CNN, as those channels were restored after about a month of blackout. In an extended agreement, those channels and five others were restored, along with an extension of Turner’s flagship TBS and TNT channels.

In other news, Verizon FiOS TV customers were not so lucky over the holiday as the Cox-owned local Fox affiliate channels in the Boston and Providence areas were yanked from the FiOS lineup, leaving customers without local access to the Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, as well as other programming on Fox WFXT and WFXT Movies.

With contributors from HD Report.

hdreporthttps://hd-report.com
HD Report provides news, commentary, and information about home entertainment media and technology. HD Report has been a Google News partner since 2006, and can also be found on Twitter, Apple News, Facebook, and Microsoft's Bing News.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

4k TV Deals

Hot Pre-orders!

Paid Amazon Link
Game of Thrones: The Complete Series 4k Blu-ray
Paid Amazon Link Westworld: Season 3 4k Blu-ray

1-Month Free!

Hot Blu-rays!

New Articles

The original Ghost in the Shell (1995) reviewed on 4k Blu-ray

To celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell (1995) was remastered in 4k for release to limited theaters but also...

New Blu-ray, 4k Blu-ray & Digital Releases Oct. 20, 2020

Universal Pictures has put together a Limited Edition Back to the Future Giftset that celebrates the film’s 35th Anniversary, but is also available in a standard...

Comcast Xfinity offering free preview of AMC+ channel package

Comcast Xfinity customers can get a free preview of the AMC+ channel package that includes AMC, IFC, IFC Films Unlimited, Sundance TV, Sundance Now, and...

The Crown: Season 3 Blu-ray & DVD Release Date & Details

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Season 3 of Netflix Original Series The Crown to Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 3, 2020. The disc releases...

Support Us!