Dish Network and CBS reached multi-year agreement late Thursday night, hours after nearly three million customers were unable to watch the Los Angeles Chargers-Dallas Cowboys game.
The blackout impacted the home cities of CBS’ Thanksgiving Day game, along with other major markets like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Boston. Terms of the agreement that ended the two-day blackout, an increasing occurrence between networks and cable/satellite operators, were not disclosed.
“We are pleased we have reached a deal with Dish, who recognizes the value that the number one Network brings to viewers in these markets,” said Ray Hopkins, president of television networks distribution for CBS in a statement. “Dish customers will continue to get CBS’ must-have content, while we are also able to achieve our short and long-term economic and strategic goals.”