Monday, August 26, 2013

CBS vs. Time Warner Cable: Where the Battle Stands...

CBS vs. Time Warner Cable: Where the Battle Stands

Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York will be able to watch CBS for the first time tonight since the blackout began on Aug. 2. But this is only a temporary relief.

The two agreed to halt the blackout during Thursday night’s debate between Democratic candidates for New York City comptroller that will air on WCBS at 7 p.m. And in the event the dispute is not resolved come the debate among the Republican mayoral candidates on Aug. 28 and the runoff debate between Democratic mayoral candidates on Sept. 23, Time Warner Cable and CBS also agreed to lift the blackout during those times.

While the two media giants continue to negotiate, no real progress has been made for a renewed carriage agreement. And the blackout isn’t being lifted in any of Time Warner Cable’s other markets.

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