We’ve got good news for AT&T and DirecTV subscribers who have been missing their daily dose of their favorite daytime television soaps! There are new reports that say the two cable providers have finally ended their blackouts of the CBS network. That means fans can finally watch The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless on he regular again. Here’s what you need to know!
CBS Black Out Ends
According to reports, AT&T and CBS Corp. have reached a multi-year agreement to carry CBS-owned local stations and national programming on AT&T’s video platforms for subscribers in many different areas of the country. The affected networks included: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
That means CBS’ channels have been restored on DirecTV, DirecTV Now and AT&T U-verse, according to AT&T. Phew! Thank goodness. The network and the cable provider locked horns over costs, with AT&T insisting in public statements that CBS’ pricing demands were unreasonable. Meanwhile, CBS stated that it wanted to get what its network and programming were worth in the current market. Luckily, the two companies managed to come to an agreement, with many soap and primetime television fans rejoicing once again.
Battling Over An Agreement
“CBS and AT&T regret any inconvenience to their customers and viewers and thank them for their patience,” the companies said in a joint statement.
While the summer season is usually a slow one when it comes to ratings, the move came at a time when many television viewers and fans are abandoning their cable television deals for streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime instead. All three rely on just a broadband connection and come at a fraction of the price of what many cable providers charge.
With that said, fans can now enjoy quality programs such as The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful without any further interruption. At least, that’s what our hope is! With all of the drama that is in store, you won’t want to miss a thing!
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