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CBS and Dish Extend Deadline for a Second Time, Avoiding Blackout

Contract talks between CBS and Dish Network continue as the two companies set a second short-term deadline extension to avoid a blackout.
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Contract talks between CBS and Dish Network continue as the two companies set a second short-term deadline extension to avoid a blackout for about 14 million customers in 14 markets. The second extension is now set to run another five days, meaning Dish subscribers will still be able to watch the Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions NFL game on Thanksgiving, as well as shows like 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'NCIS.' Dish and CBS are said to be negotiating not just the price the satellite TV service must pay CBS for its content, but also streaming rights to computers and mobile devices and Dish's Hopper DVR. Last Friday, Dish subscribers had channels like CNN and the Cartoon Network restored after a month-long blackout with Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting.