CBS and Dish reach multi-year carriage deal

After pulling its programming from Dish Network on Friday, CBS finally came to a multi-year retransmission deal with the satellite TV company, ending a courtroom battle over Dish’s ad-skipping DVR service AutoHop. Dish has agreed to disable AutoHop within the first week of a CBS show airing. The agreement includes CBS Sports Network and other CBS-owned channels like Showtime and Smithsonian Channel and covers retransmission consent for CBS-owned stations across the country. Dish did win some key digital rights in the deal, such as a path to over-the-top distribution of Showtime, but the agreement stops short of rights for a full Internet TV service.

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