CBS and Dish Network announced a multi-year agreement late Thursday night to return CBS-owned stations to the satellite network.
Dish EVP of Marketing Warren Schichting released a statement saying, "We are grateful to our customers for their patience this holiday week as months of work has resulted in a deal that delivers CBS for years to come".
The dishpromise.com site also has a Ways to Watch section where you can select CBS programming from a drop-down menu in order to find ways to watch it during the Dish blackout.
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As of the writing of this column, neither company has released final terms of the agreement.
The blackout affected almost 4 million Dish Network subscriber homes - including 400,000 in the Los Angeles region.
The CBS station blackout hit customers in 18 cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Denver. CBS went dark for about 12 hours during a similar carriage dispute with Dish in 2014.
Dish said it is offering free over-the-air antennas to customers so they can watch CBS free of charge.
"We are pleased that we have reached a deal with Dish, [which] recognizes the value that the No. 1 network brings to viewers in these markets", Ray Hopkins, president of TV networks distribution for CBS. Almost 4 million customers nationwide, in 18 different markets, are affected.