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CBS strikes a deal with Verizon, continues war of words with TWC


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#1 ONLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:24 AM

CBS strikes a deal with Verizon, continues war of words with TWC
 
Normally, content providers and pay-TV platforms striking deals to deliver channels to subscribers is sort of non-news. But not every signed contract comes against the backdrop of an almost month-long blackout affecting millions of customers. 
 
While Time Warner Cable is still CBS-less, Verizon has locked up the broadcaster's channels for another three years, including CBS Sports Network, which has been missing in many of FiOS's larger markets.
 
If you read between the lines of the press release (link at Full Story site Engadget), you'll see this message isn't aimed at customers or even the news media, it's directed squarely at Time Warner. New York, Los Angeles and Dallas -- the three cities that are currently mired in the blackout -- are called out specifically as areas where CBS stations are available through FiOS TV.
 

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