CBS and Time Warner Reach a Deal (Finally!)



CBS Corporation, 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.

“The final agreements with Time Warner Cable deliver to us all the value and terms that we sought in these discussions,” wrote CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves in an e-mail sent the company’s employees. “This has been a difficult time for our viewers and for CBS. I am glad it’s behind us. It’s good to be back.”

Though specific terms of the deal are not being disclosed, the agreement includes retransmission consent, as well as Showtime Anytime and VOD, for CBS stations on Time Warner Cable systems in New York (WCBS and WLYW), Los Angeles (KCBS and KCAL) and Dallas (KTVT and KTXA.)



About Caleb Dixon

Caleb Dixon

Caleb Dixon is the managing editor of The Hollywood Spectator. He's covered the entertainment industry for more than 10 years, with a special focus on cable television and digital distribution. His favorite film of all time is Top Gun.

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