CBS, Time Warner Cable Declare Temporary Truce in New York

Aug 22, 2013  •  Post A Comment

CBS and Time Warner Cable have agreed to set aside their squabble for the time being, with the two sides agreeing to allow the upcoming New York City Democratic primary debates to air for Time Warner Cable subscribers on WCBS-TV, reports TheWrap.com.

WCBS will air four debates, starting tonight, Thursday, with the Democratic primary debate for comptroller. Other than that, the blackout will remain for the CBS stations in New York, Los Angeles and other markets, as the two sides have failed so far to reach an agreement over retransmission fees.

"With vacancies in all three citywide offices, this election will decide the future of the city we all share and love," said New York City Campaign Finance Board Chair Father Joseph P. Parkes. "We are very pleased that these two institutions have chosen to look past their differences and provide all New Yorkers the best opportunity to see these important debates."

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