Dish said in a statement that CBS rejected its offer to extend
their contract while negotiations continued.
"This particular dispute is yet another example of the company
punishing its subscribers instead of negotiating a fair carriage
deal that reflects the current marketplace," CBS said in a
CBS and 28 other CBS-owned local television stations were
blacked out across 26 states.
The Smithsonian Channel, Pop, and CBS Sports Network would also
be unavailable on Dish networks in cities including New York,
Los Angeles, and Chicago, CBS said.
(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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