CBS, Time Warner Cable Reach Content Agreement

NEW YORK -- CBS ( CBS) and Time Warner Cable ( TWC) have ended their payment dispute and expected programming to resume in millions of homes by 6 p.m. Eastern time on Monday.

The agreement ends a monthlong blackout of CBS and CBS-owned channels, including Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and the Smithsonian channel, affecting 3 million homes in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York. The blackout began Aug. 2.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The agreement includes retransmission fees that the cable operator pays to CBS per subscriber, which had been a sticking point.

Added pressure was on the two companies to reach an agreement since the start of football season, plus the finals of the U.S Open tennis tournament, are slated for next weekend.

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