Dish Network and CBS end their three-day-old programming fee fight

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Dish Network and CBS Corp. say their three-day fight over programming fees is over, and CBS programming is now available for Dish customers.

The Douglas County-based satellite TV provider (Nasdaq: DISH) said Thanksgiving night that programming for CBS-owned and operated local stations, such as KCNC-TV in Denver, as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop, and Smithsonian Channel, was being restored for customers.

“We are grateful to our customers for their patience this holiday week as months of work has resulted in a deal that delivers CBS for years to come,” said Warren Schlichting, Dish executive vice president of marketing, programming and media sales, in a statement. Dish added that "terms of the agreement were not disclosed."

CBS officials said they, too were happy that the tiff was over.

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