With the NFL season set to commence imminently, the clock was ticking on Time Warner Cable and CBS reaching a deal to end their carriage dispute.
They did Monday, and as of press time, CBS programming is already back on the system.
“I am pleased to inform you that this evening we concluded our content carriage agreement with Time Warner Cable,” said CBS’ Les Moonves in a memo to employees (posted by Deadline). “Effective immediately, CBS will be back on the Time Warner Cable systems in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, and Showtime will be available to their subscribers across the nation. All other disruptions to our viewers will cease, and things will go back to normal, with a new and beneficial agreement in place.”
He added that the deal reached between the network and cable system reached a satisfactory conclusion that delivers to CBS “the value and terms that we sought in these discussions.”
In its statement, TWC Glenn Britt acknowledged that the network needed to make concessions in order to restore CBS’ programming.
“While we certainly didn’t get everything we wanted, ultimately we ended up in a much better place than when we started,” said Britt.