CBS & AT&T Strike Carriage Deal, Ending Blackout On DirecTV Services


CBS and AT&T have struck a carriage deal, ending the blackout on AT&T-owned satellite giant DirecTV.

The companies’ dispute saw CBS stations in New York City, Los Angeles and across the nation go dark on DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-verse cable systems beginning July 20.

The multi-year deal announced Thursday also includes CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel, with all stations returning to AT&T homes starting today.

The two companies said they “regret any inconvenience to their customers and viewers and thank them for their patience.”

The agreement includes retransmission consent for all 26 CBS-owned stations in 17 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

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