CBS is warning viewers that negotiations with Dallas-based AT&T could lead to a blackout of its television channels.
What We Know:
- On Saturday, CBS announced that they will be dropping Direct TV, AT&T and U-Verse as well as hundreds of other cable, satellite, telco and internet providers to carry out industry-leading, fan-favorite programs.
- In a statement from the company they advised that “AT&T will continue to propose unfair terms well below those agreed to by its competitors and may drop CBS unless we agree to those terms.”
- AT&T and CBS will be directly affected if an agreement isn’t made by Saturday at 1 a.m. In the same token, 16 other U.S television markets could also be affected, including major metros such as San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Miami.
- According to DallasNews, “AT&T is on the side of customers’ choice and value and wants to keep KTVT and KTXA in our local customer lineups.”
Customers are disappointed that CBS placed them in a compromised position with its channels.