One month after CBS, Showtime and KCAL went dark, Time Warner Cable customers in Redondo Beach will once again be able to watch the channels after 3 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from the companies.
"CBS Corporation ... and Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have reached an agreement for carriage of CBS owned stations on Time Warner Cable Systems across the country, as well as Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel," CBS and TWC said in a joint news release.
Though specific terms were not disclosed, the agreement includes retransmission consent, as well as Showtime Anytime and VOD, for CBS stations on Time Warner Cable systems in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.
The blackout of CBS, Showtime and KCAL in Los Angeles—which began Aug. 2—was the result of a dispute over retransmission fees. The dispute blocked the retransmission of CBS and KCAL to more than one million Time Warner Cable customers in Southern California.
Time Warner Cable pays CBS retransmission fees to carry the network's channels to cable customers. CBS wanted Time Warner to pay more per subscriber; Time Warner contended the rate increase was unreasonable.
—City News Service contributed to this report.