A few days after it was reported that there was still no deal between the network’s parent company CBS Corporation and the provider, one has finally been struck. What this does mean is that we’re seeing all CBS channels restored, plus CBS Sports Network, Pop, Smithsonian, and a wide array of affiliates owned by the network. (We’ve heard about numerous CW stations being down and viewers missing episodes of such shows as The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.)
In a statement confirming the new deal per Deadline, Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution for CBS Corporation, had the following to say:
“We are pleased we have reached a deal with DISH, who recognizes the value that the number one Network brings to viewers in these markets … Dish customers will continue to get CBS’ must-have content, while we are also able to achieve our short and long-term economic and strategic goals.”
Is it great that CBS and Dish have a new deal? Certainly, but we have a number of frustrations regarding the fact that the impasse happened in the first place and it happens with a wide array of shows. Unfortunately, this is a sign of the times and one that probably will not slow down at any point in the near future. Because of the rise in streaming services — CBS has it’s own streaming service where you can watch their programming live in addition to old episodes of NCIS and others — there’s less of a need for viewers to subscribe to other streaming services. Yet, even with the cord-cutting trend networks still want a premium for their shows and there are rampant complaints about the rising costs of cable packages. Unfortunately, this is not a trend that we see dying down in the future.
New episodes of NCIS and Scorpion are going to continue airing throughout the month of December, and luckily viewers are going to have a chance to check them out.
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