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When Corporations Attack: CBS Goes Dark on Dish Network


Once again a petty squabble between two bazillion dollar behemoths is screwing up television viewing for working class customers. Earlier this evening, CBS went dark on Dish Network amid tense contract negotiations.

That means Dish customers won't be able to watch CBS Daytime programs The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk, Let's Make a Deal or The Price is Right until this bull dung is settled.

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CBS-owned outlets in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Sacramento are no longer available to Dish subscribers. Additionally,  CW stations in Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle; three independents in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York; and two MyNetworkTV affiliates in Boston and Miami have been cut.

So far, Showtime and the CBS Sports Network have not been snatched from Dish watchers. Talks are ongoing.