CBS, Time Warner trying to settle fee dispute

CBS, Time Warner still trying to settle fee dispute; 3 million customers without CBS programs

Associated Press
Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day
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This image provided by CBS shows a CBS advertisement in Times Square in New York on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas lost access to CBS programming in a fee dispute Friday, threatening their ability to watch popular shows like "Under the Dome" or see Tiger Woods pursue his 8th win at the Bridgestone Invitational. The nation's second largest cable operator said that CBS refused to have productive negotiations, which were repeatedly extended after their previous deal expired at the end of June. (AP Photo/CBS)

Time Warner Cable and CBS say they are trying to settle a fee dispute that has left three million customers without the network's programs.

A Time Warner spokeswoman say negotiations are ongoing. CBS says it expects talks to resume soon.

Neither side would say Saturday if there was a chance the standoff could end quickly.

Time Warner dropped CBS Friday in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other cities. Each side is accusing the other of being unreasonable in a dispute over fees that Time Warner pays CBS to air programs.

Without a deal, Time Warner customers won't see CBS programs such as "Under the Dome." They'll also miss Tiger Woods trying for his 8th win at Firestone Country Club near Akron, Ohio. CBS is the nation's most-watched network.

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