It also said Dish's complaint that CBS is also seeking carriage deals for its cable networks, including CBS Sports Network and Pop, don't make sense because Dish carries many networks owned by companies that own broadcast networks.
CBS says it and Dish Network are far apart in terms in their retransmission-consent negotiations, which have resulted in CBS being unavailable to millions of Dish subscribers since Monday (Nov. 20) at midnight.
In the Boise market, the local CBS affiliate - KBOI - is not affected by the dispute.
Normally these disputes are resolved in hours or days.
DISH Subscribers also will miss coverage of the SEC ON CBS on Friday, Nov. 24 with Missouri at Arkansas at 2:30 PM, ET and the Iron Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 25 (3:30 PM, ET) featuring undefeated and No. 1-ranked Alabama at No. 6-ranked Auburn, battling for the right to play in the SEC Championship Game against No. 7-ranked Georgia on Saturday, Dec. 2, (4:00 PM, ET) broadcast on CBS. In addition, CBS Sports Network, Pop and the Smithsonian Channel have been dropped. "I'm in the LA market and awhile back we did not have KTLA for several months".
Estimate are major TV station/affiliate owners, including those that also own broadcast networks, are now looking to make deals with pay TV operators - cable, satellite, and telco - for $1.50 to $2.00 per subscriber per month, increasing to $2.00 to $2.50 over the course of a multi-year retransmission/carriage contract, according to reports.
Clearly, pulling content providers off the air is DISH's way of doing things. "Unfortunately, Dish's tactics are something we have seen time and time again".
Dish responded in a statement saying that even as more Dish customers turn to digital antennas for access to local channels, it recognizes that "many continue to rely on their pay-TV package to get these stations". But there is one very salient data point to consider in this case: CBS has not been pulled off the air by a distributor since the last time our deal with DISH expired in November of 2014. We stand ready to negotiate and restore the channels immediately.
The satellite company said that it has "successfully negotiated agreements representing hundreds of stations in recent months that benefit all parties, including our viewers". "On behalf of customers, we ask CBS to stop punishing its own viewers".