CBS and Dish still talking, sign another extension agreement

CBS Corp. announced that it has once again extended a just-expired retrans deal with Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH), giving the satellite operator until Tuesday to come to terms before executing a blackout.

The second short-term extension issued by the broadcaster in less than a week hints that progress towards a new deal is being made, following the usual rhetorical battle.

CBS is negotiating a new retrans deal for 29 of its stations in 17 markets, some of them flying the CW and MyNetworkTV banner, others operating independently. The conglomerate is also trying to renew carriage agreements for cable channels CBS Sports Network and Showtime.

For its part, Dish signed a similar extension last week with Turner Networks, restoring CNN and Cartoon Network to its programming guides, while averting blackouts of TNT and TBS.

Dish is also facing blackouts of four Comcast-owned regional sports networks.

For more:
- read this Deadline Hollywood story

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