CBS Corporation Statement on DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and AT&T U-verse TV Negotiations

Jul 16, 2019  •  Post A Comment

CBS Corporation, owner of America’s Most Watched Network, is negotiating resolutely and in good faith with DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and AT&T U-verse TV to reach a fair market value agreement for its programming.

CBS has reached timely, fair agreements with hundreds of other cable, satellite, telco and internet providers to carry our industry-leading, fan-favorite programming. AT&T, however, continues to propose unfair terms well below those agreed to by its competitors and may drop CBS unless we agree to those terms.

CBS would like to avoid being dropped, but unless an agreement is reached, our viewers should be prepared for DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse TV to remove CBS-owned television stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore at 11:00 PM, PT on July 19. DIRECTV NOW customers nationwide would lose the CBS Television Network’s hit programming as well.

AT&T’s willingness to deprive its customers of valuable content has become routine over the last few weeks and months, and recent negotiations have regularly resulted in carriage disputes, blackouts and popular channels being removed from their service.

For more information, go to www.KeepCBS.com.


  1. Looks like CBS is not interested in showing their content to AT&T. Too bad, i guess they aren’t getting enough money

  2. My husband and I watch 90% of our programs on cbs channel 5. This is very upsetting to us. Please settle this dispute quickly. It’s not fair to us, or the many thousands of customers that enjoy your programming.

  3. If an agreement is not met soon, I will have to seek another cable company. I watch CBS channel quite a lot. Not happy with paying for the channel and not heingable to see it. Are we going to be reimbursed?

  4. It is time to start firing top management, including the CO’s of both companies for malfeasance and
    not fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities to their stockholders.. Both companies have entered into contracts that they are breaking with the end result that their customers are being harmed.

    It is ridiculous that negotiations have been going on for many weeks with no resolutions in sight..
    I do not like to pay for a service that is not being provided.

    Business protocol is for grown ups, so the management of these two global corporations should stop
    acting like undisciplined children.

    Ron B.

  5. I would encourage all AT&T Uverse subscribers to contact them and demand to talk to someone who can issue a billing statement credit of at least $40, for the loss of NFL Network & CBS. Don’t listen to their bs that CBS was FREE, you had to have a subscription to get it. FIGHT BACK!

  6. Time to switch to Xfinity.

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