CBS Warns Viewers That It Might Go Dark on Dish Network

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Dish subscribers risk losing both NFL football games and 'The Big Bang Theory'

CBS' current agreement with Dish ends Thursday

CBS is warning Dish Network customers that their favorite shows might soon go away.

The current agreement between CBS and Dish ends Thursday, and with the two parties unable to reach a deal, the satellite company may drop CBS-owned stations in 14 cities, including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

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"While CBS has been able to reach agreement with all other major carriers of our stations, we are finding it difficult to reach agreement with Dish, which is why we felt it necessary to alert Dish subscribers in our stations' markets that they may soon not have access to view our programming," reads a statement from the network.

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CBS' message encouraged viewers to contact Dish to complain about the situation. The network also provided information on how to switch providers.

CBS is not alone in doing battle with Dish, as Turner networks have been dropped. Meanwhile, AMC Networks followed in CBS' footsteps by issuing a similar message to DirecTV subscribers earlier this month.

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