- Associated Press - Monday, August 2, 2010

THE DEAL: Comcast Corp. gets rights to carry CBS Corp. channels and can expand on-demand access.

WHAT’S UNUSUAL: The deal runs for 10 years. Usually, broadcasters and cable TV providers have to negotiate every few years.

AVERTED: The type of dispute that led to Cablevision Systems Corp. customers losing their ABC station in New York in the hours leading up to the Oscars in March.