CBS and Time Warner Reach Agreement and End Blackout
Time Warner customers can finally return to their regularly scheduled programming.
The cable company and CBS reached an agreement in their contract disputeMonday, ending a month-long "blackout" of CBS and CBS-owned stations — including Showtime, The CW and the Smithsonian Channel — for Time Warner subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
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Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but it's likely that coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament as well as the upcoming NFL season were major factors in the two sides reaching an agreement.
Programming was scheduled to resume by 6 p.m. ET Monday after the agreement was announced.
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