After a very lengthy and at times public battle, the two sides came to a confidential agreement Monday meaning that customers in the Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas areas will once again be able to watch some of their favorite programming. As of this writing, your service should be working if you lost it over the past month or so. This agreement lasted longer than most carriage disputes do, and is the longest since Dish Network and AMC battled it out for many months last year before coming to a new agreement. (That dispute also included some other issues related to a lawsuit.)
The timing for the service coming back online certainly could not be better when you remember everything that Time Warner customers were going to lose out on. The NFL season starts this weekend, which is one of the biggest cash cows in America, even in cities like LA who do not actually have a football franchise. Meanwhile, “Under the Dome” and “Big Brother” will be able to continue out their runs this summer on television, and the fall season will be around for customers starting on Monday, September 23. The day before that, CBS is also hosting the Emmys; just imagine how ugly that situation would have been if TV Academy members unable to attend the actually show were unable to watch on TV.
The service first went down officially on August 2, and other networks, including Showtime (great news for “Dexter” fans), will also be around for viewers to enjoy.