CBS Corp. confirmed Monday that it has reached a new broadcasting
rights agreement with Time Warner Cable, ending a month-long blackout of
the network's shows at several key markets in the country.
CBS' programming resumed at 6:00 p.m., ET Monday in the affected markets. The
companies didn't disclose specific terms of their new retransmission
contract, which spells out the amount of money that TWC pays CBS for the
rights to carry the CBS-owned TV stations.
"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."
new agreement also includes broadcasting rights of the cable networks
owned by CBS Corp., including Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and
Their retransmission contract expired at the
end of June. But CBS' stations were kept on TWC's lineup as they kept
delaying deadlines for a new deal.
The stations that were taken off the air during the dispute include:
• New York: WCBS and WLNY (Ind)
• Los Angeles: KCBS and KCAL (Ind)
• Dallas: KTVT-CBS and KTXA (Ind)
• Boston: WBZ-CBS and WSBK (Ind)
• Pittsburgh: KDKA-CBS and WPCW-CW
• Chicago: WBBM-CBS
• Detroit: WKBD-CW
• Denver: KCNC-CBS