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CBS Won't Budge On "All Access" In Dish Dispute, Adding Wrinkle To Thanksgiving NFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 22 / 17

Dish said that CBS All Access -- the broadcaster’s direct-to-consumer offering -- is "playing a significant role in the standoff threatening to deprive" viewers of CBS' Thanksgiving Day broadcast of Chargers-Cowboys, according to Alex Silverman of CABLEFAX DAILY. Amid the carriage dispute betw...

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