Dish Network gets CBS back after brief service blackout

Dish Network customers lost access to their CBS channels for three days this week before Dish and CBS ended their dispute over carriage fees Thursday night

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Dish Network announced Thursday it has reached a multi-year agreement with CBS to resume carrying the network's owned and operated local stations, including KCBS-TV Channel 2, along with three cable networks, ending a three-day blackout. If you're a customer in Chicago, Dish wants you to get in touch with businesses like Pizzeria Bebu, and Ahimsa Yoga Studio in order to help get CBS back on your TV. The blackout had prevented almost 3 million Dish subscribers from watching the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers play the Dallas Cowboys on the Thanksgiving holiday.

A dispute erupted between CBS and DISH Network over the price of carriage. The channels are now being restored to DISH customers.

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CBS officials said they, too were happy that the tiff was over.

"We are pleased we have reached a deal with Dish, who recognizes the value that the number one Network brings to viewers in these markets". A look at Twitter reveals more than a few upset tweets from Dish customers. Dish Network sports aficionados can now catch Friday's Missouri-Arkansas college football game, Saturday's highly anticipated Iron Bowl game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Auburn and Sunday's slate of NFL contests.

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CBS and Dish Network have recently been involved in a contract dispute that has affected Impact Wrestling's distribution.

The deal, which includes all CBS-owned stations, as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop and Smithsonian Channel, comes after almost three days of no CBS programming from the cable provider.

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Under the agreement, Dish is allowed using CBS content and CBS owned stations along with CBS content across various US cities, including CBS Sports Network.

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