CBS Corp. sounded a pessimistic note on the eve of Thanksgiving, saying that the broadcast corporation and Dish Network “remain far apart on terms” in an increasingly contentious carriage fee dispute.
CBS’ comments on Wednesday suggested there will be no quick resolution in the network’s blackout for Dish subscribers in 18 cities — including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Sacramento. CBS-owned channels were removed from the Dish channel lineup late Monday when the satellite TV provider lost authorization to carry the signals of CBS stations.
Nearly 4 million Dish customers are affected by the blackout, including about 400,000 in the Los Angeles region. Those customers will not have easy access to CBS’ broadcast of the Los Angeles Chargers-Dallas Cowboys game on Thursday, “The Big Bang Theory” or “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
Dish customers nationwide no longer receive three cable channels — CBS Sports, Smithsonian Channel and Pop.
This was in the LA Times November 22nd.
I guess that explains that......