Update: CBS, Dish Network Agree to Short-Term Extension to Avoid Blackout

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    Update: CBS, Dish Network Agree to Short-Term Extension to Avoid Blackout

    (variety.com) - CBS and Dish Network are avoiding a blackout by agreeing to a short-term contract extension Thursday evening while negotiations continue.

    The crux of the negotiations involves the expiration of Dish’s deal to carry CBS’ 29 O&O stations in 17 local markets. The talks have been on and off for months, with CBS recently accusing Dish of dragging its feet in an effort to postpone a deal until after the end of the regular NFL season. The saber-rattling had threatened to lead to a blackout of CBS stations as of Thursday evening, when the carriage pact expired....

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