What's Taking Time Warner and CBS So Long?

Carriage fight threatens to extend into NFL season

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CBS made a point of announcing this morning that it had signed a three-year deal with Verizon for distribution over its FiOS TV service, which closed out the second quarter with 5.04 million subscribers. The subject line on the email was a pretty straightforward "everyone is happy and no one shouted" agreement declaration, but it might as well have said "at least someone's being reasonable."

Cable blackouts are just part of the landscape now—notable dustups in years past include the epic DirecTV-Viacom throwdown last year and then the Dish-AMC skirmish shortly thereafter.



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