Dispute pulls CBS off the air for DirecTV customers
NEW YORK (AP) — A business dispute took CBS off the air for millions of satellite television customers of DirecTV and AT&T U-verse on Saturday.
CBS was black on satellite systems owned by AT&T in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 14 other large cities across the United States. Both the television network and AT&T hurled accusations at each other for failure to agree on what CBS is paid for programming.
CBS said that while it didn't want its customers caught in the middle, it is determined to fight for fair value. The network warned that the loss of CBS programming "could last a long time."
AT&T countered in a statement provided to Variety that CBS is "a repeat blackout offender" that has pulled its programming from other carriers before in order to get its way.
Other cities affected are Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
Stories that may interest you
Shark attacks remained “unusually low” for the second year in a row, possibly reflecting a change in Florida migrations by a species responsible for the most bites, according to an annual report released Tuesday.
The coldest night in as many as two years is looming for Florida, where temperatures could tumble into the 30s and 40s along the peninsula early Wednesday. Freeze warnings are up for much of central and North Florida, while wind chill advisories blanket South Florida.
In a scene reminiscent of Puerto Rico’s turbulent summer of 2019, a few hundred protesters gathered on the streets of Old San Juan Monday, banging pots and pans, waving signs and demanding that Gov. Wanda Vázquez step down as anger grows over the botched delivery of emergency aid in the...
A man in Washington state has been diagnosed with a mysterious virus that began last month in China, becoming the first case confirmed in the United States of an illness that has killed at least six people and sickened hundreds more, according to U.S. officials.