CBS and Time Warner Cable reach agreement, programming to resume
It has been announced that CBS and Time Warner Cable have finally come to terms on a carriage agreement. When the two sides couldn't come to a deal originally, Time Warner dropped CBS from several major markets, including Los Angeles and New York, as well as Showtime, The Movie Chanel, Flix and the Smithsonian Channel.
Details of the agreement were not disclosed in the announcement, but it was revealed that programming would resume on Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks as of 6:00 p.m. ET on Monday (September 2).
The deal also includes the return of video on demand services for the channels that were pulled. VOD and online options were blocked from those subscribed to Time Warner, as part of the impasse.
The full statement is below:
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have reached an agreement for carriage of CBS owned stations on Time Warner Cable systems across the country, as well as Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel, it was announced today by representatives for the companies. Programming on all networks will resume at 6:00 PM, ET today. Though specific terms of the deal are not being disclosed, the agreement includes retransmission consent, as well as Showtime Anytime and VOD, or CBS stations on Time Warner Cable systems in New York (WCBS and WLYW), Los Angeles (KCBS and KCAL) and Dallas (KTVT and KTXA.)
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