Entertainment

Jul 29, 2013 12:53 PM

CBS Chief Exec Says Time Warner Dispute Unresolved

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves says a dispute with Time Warner Cable has yet to be resolved as a deadline looms involving the availability of stations in three major markets.

If it's not settled, six CBS TV stations could go dark for around 3 million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.

CBS Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. are in a public spat over fees in the markets.

Moonves told the Television Critics Association the deadline to resolve the dispute is 5 p.m. EDT Monday.

The disagreement centers mainly on how much Time Warner Cable pays for the right to retransmit signals from the CBS-owned stations.

Also involved is a possible blackout of CBS-owned Showtime for Time Warner Cable customers nationwide who pay extra for it.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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