CBS, Time Warner Cable Reach Carriage Agreement, End Month-Long Blackout in Time for NFL

The summer’s biggest television drama came to a close, and not a moment too soon for sports fans.

CBS Corp. confirmed on Monday that it had reached an agreement for carriage of CBS-owned stations on Time Warner Cable systems across the country.

After a month-long blackout of CBS Broadcasting in several key markets, the resolution comes in time for the final week of the US Open tennis tournament and the start of the NFL season, which kicks off on CBS this Sunday. The network’s coverage of SEC college football also begins on Sept. 14.

Programming on all networks — including CBS Sports Network, Showtime Networks, and Smithsonian Channel — resumed at 6 p.m. ET on Monday.

Specific terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The agreement includes retransmission consent, as well as Showtime Anytime and VOD, for CBS stations on Time Warner Cable systems in New York (WCBS and WLYW), Los Angeles (KCBS and KCAL), and Dallas (KTVT and KTXA).