CBS, Time Warner Cable Extend Talks After Brief TV Blackout

CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. agreed to extend their negotiating deadline until 5 pm Friday, after a short blackout of the CBS network on Time Warner Cable systems in some markets around midnight Monday night was quickly reversed.

After several one-hour extensions of the deadline through Monday evening, while negotiations over a new carriage agreement continued, talks appeared to break down around midnight. At 12:04 am ET, Time Warner Cable issued a statement saying it was taking the CBS network off the air in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. But about 12:30 am, Time Warner Cable issued a statement saying “at the request of CBS, we have halted going dark on their channels.”

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