Jan 19, 2014
06:29 AM
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CBS Back on Cablevision Just in Time for Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Championship

CBS Back on Cablevision Just in Time for Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Championship

Eyewitnesses News posted the scoop online shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday.

The feud is over, CBS is back on the air on Cablevision systems in New Haven and Fairfield counties, and Connecticut football fans won't have to leave the house again or watch online to see the Patriots roll toward another Super Bowl appearance.

After weeks of a dispute that saw CBS blacked out on Cablevision, and the rhetoric and actions get notched up between Cablevision and the owner of CBS-affliaite WFSB, a deal was finally struck. WFSB announced the accord shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday:

WFSB Channel 3 is happy to announce that a deal has been reached with Cablevision Optimum TV.
WFSB has been restored for Cablevision Optimum customers.
We at WFSB understand this was a frustrating circumstance for our viewers that are Cablevision customers and we thank you for your overwhelming support during this matter.

Cablevision noted the agreement in a statement issued Saturday: "Our agreement ensures that all Cablevision customers in Connecticut will receive CBS programming and we are pleased that no Cablevision customer will pay twice for the same network. We sincerely thank our customers for their patience during this process.”

During the dispute, tough messages posted on Cablevision's website stressed the unfairness of any situation that would have someone paying twice for the same item, or service.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Cablevision said.

However it came together, it's time to get the chips, chill the drinks, light a fire and get ready for the Patriots to rumble at 3 Sunday afternoon, or, if football isn't your thing, polish the Riedel glasses, let the red wine breath and give thanks that "The Good Wife" is back.

 

CBS Back on Cablevision Just in Time for Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Championship

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