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Dish Network loses CBS in major cities

Dish Network loses CBS in major cities

The CBS blackout set for Thursday had been postponed, but apparently only for a day. Dish Network subscribers in several large cities -- Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York among them -- have lost access to CBS stations, though Showtime and CBS Sports remains. The blackout is due to ongoing negotiation troubles between the two companies over fees, and was staved off twice by temporary extensions. The talks have been ongoing for six months, according to CBS.

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Dish Network and CBS stay in talks to avoid blackout

Dish Network and CBS stay in talks to avoid blackout

Dish Network was set to have a CBS blackout at 7PM ET yesterday night if a last-minute solution to an ongoing dispute wasn't settled. Under that blackout, subscribers in 14 cities would have seen CBS stations go dark until an agreement was in place -- something that recently happened with Turner Broadcasting until a temporary deal could be struck. Those using Dish Network know the channels remained past the deadline, and the reason is a decision to continue with negotiations.

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Dish Network to lose CBS stations tomorrow if deal isn’t made

Dish Network to lose CBS stations tomorrow if deal isn’t made

Dish Network recently worked out a temporary deal with Turner Broadcasting, something that took place after several stations went dark due to contract disputes. While that was going down, Dish was also in a squabble with CBS, something that itself has now come down to the wire. After about half a year of negotiations, the two companies have failed to find mutual terms, and if something doesn't happen very soon, subscribers will see CBS stations go dark late tomorrow.

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Showtime to join HBO, will stream content in 2015

Showtime to join HBO, will stream content in 2015

The promise of HBO without a cable subscription has many excited for what’s on the horizon for non-cable TV service. Not to be outdone, CBS is now saying Showtime will join the streaming fracas in 2015. In the company’s third quarter earning’s call, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves was more than on the fence about Showtime’s streaming-sans-cable aspirations in 2015, saying it’s “fairly definitive”. In the hopes we won’t take it lightly, Moonves also called what’s coming “over the top”.

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Lionsgate streaming service to join HBO and CBS in 2015

Lionsgate streaming service to join HBO and CBS in 2015

The studio behind The Hunger Games is set to join CBS and HBO in their efforts to add a streaming service to the masses. This is Lionsgate Films, and they’re being joined in their efforts by Tribeca Enterprises. This service will be launched in the first half of next year, and it’ll be called - oddly enough - "Tribeca Short List." This service will include John Wick, Crash, Monster’s Ball, The Hurt Locker, Juno, Ender’s Game, and Snitch. And don’t forget The Expendables - and a whole lot more.

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CBS All Access streams against HBO/Netflix with commercials

CBS All Access streams against HBO/Netflix with commercials

Just in case you heard that CBS was going to sneak up on Netflix and yesterday’s big reveal of HBO’s streaming service, think again. CBS All Access, as they’re calling it, has quite a few caveats to get over before it’ll be sneaking up on any competing service. First, and perhaps most important, they’ll be continuing to show commercials during your viewing of shows even after you’ve paid for their service. Advertisements on your already paid-for service. What is this, Hulu Plus?!

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