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CBS Channels Back on Bright House in Farmington, Farmington Hills

Channels with CBS programming are restored after the network reaches a contract agreement with Time Warner Cable.

Bright House Cable customers faced this message on several channels Aug. 2, as a contract dispute knocked CBS programming off the cable provider's lineup. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Bright House Cable customers faced this message on several channels Aug. 2, as a contract dispute knocked CBS programming off the cable provider's lineup. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
An agreement between CBS and Time Warner Cable, reached early Monday evening, has brought CBS programming back to Bright House Cable customers in Farmington and Farmington Hills. 

Bright House on Aug. 2 dropped programming on CBS channels in metro Detroit, WWJ (CBS) and WKBD (The CW) in Detroit and Showtime, citing stalled contract negotiations between CBS and Time Warner. Bright House has an arrangement to piggyback on Time Warner contracts. 

As a courtesy to customers, Bright House ran other programming on the blacked-out WWJ channel. 

The Huffington Post reports that the agreement "includes retransmission fees that the cable operator pays to CBS per subscriber, which had been a sticking point."
Carol Alfonso September 02, 2013 at 08:27 PM
"Bright House has an arrangement to piggyback on Time Warner contracts." Oh! So this is why, Bright House get the channels from Time Warner Cable? So, we always have to pay their messes when it comes to contract disputes? They did that with the NBC Hearst Television Stations in 2012, before the Olympic Games too. Hello friends and Money!
Bryce September 02, 2013 at 11:04 PM
When will I be getting my rebate check for the missing programing that I paid for?
grama September 03, 2013 at 08:03 AM
I suppose our rates will go up again now!! Can't afford any more. By next May, they will be raised I am sure.

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