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CBS Program Accord With Dish Is Extended as Talks Go On

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CBS Program Accord With Dish Is Extended as Talks Go On

CBS Corp. (CBS) and Dish Network Corp. (DISH) extended a programming agreement into next week, keeping the most-watched U.S. network on the air for Dish’s 14 million satellite-TV subscribers while the parties negotiate.

CBS, based in New York, and Dish announced the extension yesterday in e-mailed statements. Last week, the companies agreed to a five-day extension as they work toward a long-term fee arrangement for Dish viewers to continue getting CBS shows such as “The Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS.”

Dish is juggling more than just the CBS talks. Last week, the Englewood, Colorado-based company restored channels from Time Warner Inc. (TWX)’s Turner Broadcasting, including the Cartoon Network and CNN, to its service while seeking a longer-term deal with that programmer.

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