CBS, TW Cable spar over fees in NY, LA, Dallas

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Associated Press

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 11:02 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS and Time Warner Cable are in a public spat over fees in three major TV markets.

If it's not resolved, six local CBS TV stations could go dark for around 3 million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas starting Wednesday.

The dispute is over how much Time Warner Cable pays for retransmitting signals from six stations: WCBS and WLNY in New York; KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles; and KTVT and KTXA in Dallas.

Dozens of blackouts have occurred nationwide in fee fights, but many get resolved at the last minute.

If the fight lingers, Time Warner Cable customers could lose access to new episodes of "Under the Dome" and the 15th season of "Big Brother." Both are available online after a slight delay.

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