CBS to return to local DirecTV customers


Ouray County DirecTV customers will be able to watch their favorite CBS shows again starting today, as an agreement between the network and the cable provider reached early Thursday ends a blackout of the channels.

CBS and DirecTV issued a joint statement Thursday morning that they reached a multi-year agreement to provide the programming. The companies had reached an impasse on negotiations previously that led customers to lose the Denver CBS channel previously provided on DirecTV, which is owned by AT&T.

"These stations are returning today to any impacted AT&T homes," the statement said. 

The agreement includes retransmission consent for all 26 CBS-owned stations in 17 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.  

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.