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The three-week blackout of CBS O&Os on AT&T’s DirectTV and U-verse platforms is over.

The multi-year deal announced Thursday also includes CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel, with all stations returning to AT&T homes starting Thursday.

CBS affiliates available via DirecTV Now are returning to the streaming services.

Just in time for the NFL season.

Bullet dodged.

You who were affected should be thrilled and humbled to know that the two companies “regret any inconvenience to their customers and viewers and thank them for their patience.”

The agreement restores 26 CBS O&Os in 17 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

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