WCBS is returning to Time Warner Cable in New York City, but just for a short time.
The two sides agreed agreed to suspend the blackout of the Eye in Gotham — but only long enough to air debates among candidates in two of New York City’s political races.
The New York City Campaign Finance Board announced Wednesday that the companies agreed to air WCBS-sponsored debates despite their ongoing retransmission-consent dispute, which is in its third week.
Tonight, Time Warner Cable will air debate on WCBS among candidates in the Democratic primary election for comptroller from 7 to 8 p.m., after which the Eye will go dark again. If there’s no final deal by next week, cable op will air Republican primary mayoral debate Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m.
“We are very pleased that these two institutions have chosen to look past their differences and provide all New Yorkers the best opportunity to see these important debates,” CFB chairman Father Joseph Parkes said in a statement.