CBS goes dark on DirecTV Now, other AT&T services in price dispute

CBS goes dark on DirecTV Now, other AT&T services in price dispute

Media giants are embroiled in yet another fight over TV rates , and viewers are once again paying the price. CBS' channels in 17 markets (including New York, San Francisco and Atlanta) have gone dark on AT&T services like DirecTV Now and U-verse after the two companies failed to reach an agreement on a new carriage contract before the old one expired at 2AM ET on July 19th. As is often the case in disputes like this, the two sides are each accusing each other of being unreasonable -- though AT&T in particular has also claimed that CBS is using All Access as a weapon.