And just when many markets were bragging about having their CBS being owned by CBS during the Nexstar, boom, it's our turn now. today CBS Corporation announced that their deal with AT&T for carriage of the CBS owned and operated stations will expire on Friday night into Saturday morning at 11 PM PDT. And it's looking like there's gonna be more disputes as it seems AT&T seems to be getting into more disputes with local channels across the nation with the intent to possibly do away with local channels and tell their customers that if they want locals, get the Locast app on their Genie DVRs or get a LCC for the Genie to hook your antenna up as they had enough with fighting with local TV stations over their greed over local channels. CBS owns stations in big markets and these stations will go dark if no agreement is reached by the deadline. the dispute isn't just for DirecTV, it's for all AT&T paid TV platforms, which is DirecTV, DirecTV Now, U-Verse and AT&T Watch TV. And this comes months after the Viacom dispute, which why am i mentioning that, well, it's cause Viacom once owned CBS before CBS spun Viacom off (which formed new Viacom while old Viacom became CBS Corporation) and in the last 2 years, both CBS and Viacom has been in the process of re-merging back into one giant company and this dispute may be influenced by said re-merger. Here's a list of CBS owned and operated stations, including CW owned and operated stations: CBS Television Stations - Wikipedia| I am affected by this dispute, as i live in North Texas and 2 of my locals are CBS owned and operated, which is KTVT CBS 11 and KTXA TX 21. Deadline's story about the AT&T/CBS dispute: CBS Warns Of Potential DirecTV And AT&T U-Verse Blackouts In 17 Markets – Deadline CBS' dispute propaganda site: DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW may drop CBS! AT&T's dispute promise site: DirecTV and CBS Contract Negotiations – TV Promise, We Are Fighting for You Buckle up boys and girls, this is gonna be a bad one.