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CBS, AT&T End Dispute Before First Weekend Of NFL Preseason

CBS and AT&T have "reached a new multi-year agreement that ends a blackout that began July 19," according to Jon Lafayette of BROADCASTING & CABLE. The new deal "returns CBS-owned stations to AT&T DirecTV and U-verse platforms, as well as CBS' cable networks including CBS Sports Network." The agreement also "covers upcoming AT&T TV platforms." Financial terms "were not disclosed." The blackout "comes to an end as the NFL preseason begins in earnest" tonight. Meanwhile, AT&T continues to be in "contract disputes with other broadcasters, including Nexstar, which has 120 stations off of AT&T platforms" (BROADCASTINGCABLE.com, 8/8).