Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Time Warner, CBS Corp. Continue Contract Talks

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Time Warner, CBS Corp. Continue Contract Talks

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Again, Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. extended a deadline twice Monday to settle a dispute and prevent WCBS-TV and the premium network Showtime from being yanked off the cable company's lineup.

Time Warner Cable and the broadcaster lengthened their already extended deadline to 9 p.m. while the companies continued to negotiate, according to statements from CBS.

Without that postponement, WCBS-TV was in danger of "going dark," going off the air at 5 p.m. Monday, on Time Warner systems in Manhattan and North Jersey, affecting 1 million customers.

Time Warner Cable is the main cable provider in Manhattan and serves customers in North Jersey towns including Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Leonia, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Edgewater, Fairview, Guttenberg, Teterboro and Cliffside Park.

The new cutoff is the latest deadline for the cable company and CBS to come to terms on a distribution agreement involving three markets, not only the New York City region but Los Angeles and Dallas, as well.

Earlier Monday, CBS President and Chief Executive Les Moonves said that negotiations were continuing when he addressed the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. …

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