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CBS and Time Warner Cable reach deal to end monthlong blackout
CBS and Time Warner Cable reach deal to end monthlong blackout

After a monthlong blackout, Time Warner Cable Inc. and CBS Corp. reached an agreement that returned the broadcast network's programming to millions of frustrated subscribers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas. The new distribution deal, which runs almost five years, came Monday afternoon after weeks of bitter negotiations and public posturing by the two media giants, with consumers caught in the middle. Besides CBS-owned stations including KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles, the network's premium channel Showtime was blacked out in Time Warner Cable homes. But both companies had incentives to hammer out a new contract: The fall television season is just a...

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