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CBS, Dish end blackout with new carriage deal

US pay-television provider Dish Network has agreed a new, multi-year carriage deal with US mass media company CBS.

The agreement will cover the CBS Sports Network, as well as all CBS-owned and operated local stations and various other channels.

The deal signals the end of a three-day blackout that affected customers across 26 states, according to the Reuters news agency.

CBS content was pulled from Dish on Tuesday due to a dispute over how much Dish would pay to carry the CBS channels.

The agreement means Dish customers will be able to view CBS' coverage of sport for the remainder of the Thanksgiving holiday period. According to Reuters, approximately three million Dish customers were prevented from watching the NFL American football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys yesterday (Thursday) due to the blackout.