This major tax deadline is today. What you need to know

FatCamera | E+ | Getty ImagesIf you asked the IRS for six more months to work on your 2018 tax return, you’re about to run out of time. This spring, about 15 million taxpayers asked the IRS for an extension on their 2018 tax return. Procrastinators take heed: If you miss this deadline, you’re on the hook for a 5% failure to file penalty. For instance, the state and local tax deduction is now capped at $10,000. More than 15 million taxpayers took this deduction on their 2018 tax return as of July


FatCamera | E+ | Getty ImagesIf you asked the IRS for six more months to work on your 2018 tax return, you’re about to run out of time. This spring, about 15 million taxpayers asked the IRS for an extension on their 2018 tax return. Procrastinators take heed: If you miss this deadline, you’re on the hook for a 5% failure to file penalty. For instance, the state and local tax deduction is now capped at $10,000. More than 15 million taxpayers took this deduction on their 2018 tax return as of July
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This major tax deadline is today. What you need to know

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If you asked the IRS for six more months to work on your 2018 tax return, you’re about to run out of time. This spring, about 15 million taxpayers asked the IRS for an extension on their 2018 tax return. While those filers had to pay their projected taxes by April 15, they had to until Oct. 15 to complete and submit their returns. Procrastinators take heed: If you miss this deadline, you’re on the hook for a 5% failure to file penalty. Even with the extra time, accountants are still contending with last-minute filers and additional complexity from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect in 2018.

“We are getting through extension season — a nightmare,” said Dan Herron, CPA and principal of Elemental Wealth Advisors in San Luis Obispo, California. “We have a long way to go in terms of understanding tax reform.” Changes stemming from the new tax code include the elimination of personal exemptions and the near-doubling of the standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions are now subject to new limitations, as well. For instance, the state and local tax deduction is now capped at $10,000. Here’s what taxpayers should know if they’re about to hit that extension deadline.

A new tax break

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There are several reasons why filers sought more time. For instance, investors in partnerships awaited Schedule K-1 forms from those businesses. These documents spell out the investor’s share of income from the partnership, and they often don’t arrive until late spring. In addition, small-business owners — including the people who owned those partnerships — were trying to determine whether they qualified for the new 20% qualified business income deduction. More than 15 million taxpayers took this deduction on their 2018 tax return as of July 25, the IRS found. The rules around the so-called QBI deduction were still in flux for most of 2018 and part of 2019. This was a case where it was better to wait for certainty, accountants said. “While we have an idea on a client’s situation as to whether they’re a trade or business, we were waiting until later for additional guidance,” said Chris Hesse, CPA and chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ tax executive committee. “We think your risk goes down if we wait as long as possible to file,” he said.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he expects tariffs to go up in December if there is no China deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday he expects the mid-December round of tariffs on Chinese goods to take effect if no deal is reached between the two economic superpowers. “I have every expectation if there’s not a deal those tariffs would go in place, but I expect we’ll have a deal,” Mnuchin said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Mnuchin said the U.S. expects China to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of agriculture products. In the Oval Office on Friday, Mnuchin said the White Hous


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday he expects the mid-December round of tariffs on Chinese goods to take effect if no deal is reached between the two economic superpowers. “I have every expectation if there’s not a deal those tariffs would go in place, but I expect we’ll have a deal,” Mnuchin said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Mnuchin said the U.S. expects China to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of agriculture products. In the Oval Office on Friday, Mnuchin said the White Hous
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he expects tariffs to go up in December if there is no China deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday he expects the mid-December round of tariffs on Chinese goods to take effect if no deal is reached between the two economic superpowers.

“I have every expectation if there’s not a deal those tariffs would go in place, but I expect we’ll have a deal,” Mnuchin said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

Mnuchin’s commitment to keeping tariffs on the table comes days after President Donald Trump announced a “fundamental agreement in principle” for a “phase one deal” following a round of renewed high-level negotiations with Beijing in Washington.

The two countries addressed intellectual property rights, financial services — including currency and foreign exchange — and “very significant structural issues” dealing with agriculture, a key sticking point in the tit-for-tat tariff battle, Mnuchin said.

Mnuchin said the U.S. expects China to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of agriculture products. He also said that China will be removing some tariffs on imports of U.S. goods.

Trump, in an all-caps tweet Sunday evening, exclaimed, “CHINA HAS ALREADY BEGUN AGRICULTURAL PURCHASES FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS & RANCHERS!”

In the Oval Office on Friday, Mnuchin said the White House would hold off on Tuesday’s deadline to impose more tariffs on China. The next tariff deadline is Dec. 15.

But he expects that, pending more meetings with Beijing officials, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be able to finish the deal during their anticipated meeting in Chile in a few weeks.


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Brexit deadline could be extended again, says UK lawmaker

With the European Union appearing lukewarm toward U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest Brexit proposal, the deadline for Britain to leave the bloc could once again be pushed back, according to a British lawmaker. The U.K. currently has until Oct. 31 to leave the EU. Britain’s departure has been pushed back multiple times from the original March 29 deadline, after British members of parliament thrice rejected former Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. He said even though “the


With the European Union appearing lukewarm toward U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest Brexit proposal, the deadline for Britain to leave the bloc could once again be pushed back, according to a British lawmaker. The U.K. currently has until Oct. 31 to leave the EU. Britain’s departure has been pushed back multiple times from the original March 29 deadline, after British members of parliament thrice rejected former Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. He said even though “the
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Brexit deadline could be extended again, says UK lawmaker

EU flags flutter on the day of Britain’s newly elected prime minister Boris Johnson’s debut in the House of Commons, outside the Houses of Parliament in London on July 25, 2019.

With the European Union appearing lukewarm toward U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest Brexit proposal, the deadline for Britain to leave the bloc could once again be pushed back, according to a British lawmaker.

The U.K. currently has until Oct. 31 to leave the EU. Britain’s departure has been pushed back multiple times from the original March 29 deadline, after British members of parliament thrice rejected former Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement.

If the EU doesn’t agree to Johnson’s proposal, it would have to once again delay the U.K.’s departure to avoid a no-deal Brexit, said Jitesh Gadhia, a member of the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the British parliament.

“If you think about it from the EU perspective and if you look at their choices: Do you seal a deal with Prime Minister Johnson now or do you actually roll the dice on an extension and election hoping that you might have a more favorable counterparty?” Gadhia told CNBC’s Tanvir Gill on Friday at the World Economic Forum in New Delhi, India.

He said even though “the omens aren’t great” on getting the EU to agree to Johnson’s deal, the bloc still appeared to be open to further negotiations.

Within the U.K., a majority of lawmakers want a deal and they have blocked Johnson from taking Britain out of the EU without a deal on Oct. 31. If no deal is in place by Oct. 19, Johnson is bound by law to ask the EU for a delayed departure date.

Another extension would pave the way to a general election in the U.K., according to James Smith, developed markets economist at Dutch bank ING.

“Once an Article 50 extension is secured, the countdown to a general election – perhaps as little as five weeks later – will almost certainly begin,” Smith wrote in a Wednesday note.

— CNBC’s Holly Ellyatt contributed to this report.


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The British pound could hit $1.28 before the Brexit deadline: Citi

The British pound could hit $1.28 before the Brexit deadline: Citi6 Hours AgoShyam Devani of Citi discusses the outlook for the British pound and the U.S. dollar. He says the Fed is likely to keep cutting rates and the greenback may come under pressure.


The British pound could hit $1.28 before the Brexit deadline: Citi6 Hours AgoShyam Devani of Citi discusses the outlook for the British pound and the U.S. dollar. He says the Fed is likely to keep cutting rates and the greenback may come under pressure.
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The British pound could hit $1.28 before the Brexit deadline: Citi

The British pound could hit $1.28 before the Brexit deadline: Citi

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Shyam Devani of Citi discusses the outlook for the British pound and the U.S. dollar. He says the Fed is likely to keep cutting rates and the greenback may come under pressure.


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The pound could ‘absolutely’ break 1.20 again: Wells Fargo

The pound could ‘absolutely’ break 1.20 again: Wells Fargo14 Hours AgoErik Nelson of Wells Fargo says there would be “temporary respite” for the pound if the Brexit deadline is delayed further.


The pound could ‘absolutely’ break 1.20 again: Wells Fargo14 Hours AgoErik Nelson of Wells Fargo says there would be “temporary respite” for the pound if the Brexit deadline is delayed further.
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Labour MP says party will not agree to an election before the Brexit deadline

Shadow Justice Minister Yasmin Qureshi told CNBC. But Qureshi told CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” on Wednesday: “Everybody knows that once you Brexit without a deal, there’s going to be serious economic problems with our country.” When asked if Labour would be agreeable to a snap election in the coming weeks, Qureshi said, “No, we wouldn’t be. A snap election could potentially help Johnson hold on to what he perceives as the option of a no-deal Brexit. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said while he was ready t


Shadow Justice Minister Yasmin Qureshi told CNBC. But Qureshi told CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” on Wednesday: “Everybody knows that once you Brexit without a deal, there’s going to be serious economic problems with our country.” When asked if Labour would be agreeable to a snap election in the coming weeks, Qureshi said, “No, we wouldn’t be. A snap election could potentially help Johnson hold on to what he perceives as the option of a no-deal Brexit. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said while he was ready t
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Labour MP says party will not agree to an election before the Brexit deadline

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will not support any attempts by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to call for a national vote before the Brexit deadline expires at the end of October, U.K. Shadow Justice Minister Yasmin Qureshi told CNBC.

Qureshi, who is a Labour member of parliament for Bolton South East, claimed Johnson was counting down the time so that he could take the United Kingdom out of the European Union without a deal in place.

The U.K. leader, a pro-Brexit politician who became prime minister in July, had promised on Monday that the the U.K. would leave the EU on October 31 — “no ifs and no buts.”

But Qureshi told CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” on Wednesday: “Everybody knows that once you Brexit without a deal, there’s going to be serious economic problems with our country.”

When asked if Labour would be agreeable to a snap election in the coming weeks, Qureshi said, “No, we wouldn’t be. No, that’s what (Johnson) has been saying.”

A snap election could potentially help Johnson hold on to what he perceives as the option of a no-deal Brexit.

Officials at 10 Downing Street have told British media outlets that October 14 or 15 would be a likely date for a potential election, but the government would need the votes of two-thirds of parliament to bring that plan into effect. As things stand, the U.K. is set to leave the EU on October 31.

“We’re not going to allow (Johnson) to maneuver us … into a general election on the 14th,” Qureshi said, explaining that voters may not understand the full consequences of Brexit before the approaching deadline at the end of October.

“If he wants to have a general election later in the year, fine, but we’re not going to allow him to use us for that. We’re happy to have a general election, but we don’t trust him,” she added.

Many Labour MPs see a snap election as a “trap” that could allow Johnson to implement a no-deal Brexit during the campaign, Mujtaba Rahman, managing director for Europe at political consultancy Eurasia Group, wrote in a note.

“They fear he could use the PM’s powers to change the election date to November, with Parliament unable to stop the UK crashing out on 31 October, because it would have been dissolved for the election,” he wrote.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said while he was ready to fight an election, his priority was to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Rahman added that one way or another, there is an election coming in the near future, with Eurasia Group putting it at a 45% probability.


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Rebel lawmakers apply for emergency debate in UK parliament in a bid to thwart no-deal Brexit

Opposition lawmakers, alongside some rebels from the ruling Conservative Party, have applied for an emergency debate in the U.K. parliament in an attempt to thwart a no-deal Brexit. If successful, it means that opposition lawmakers could then have a vote later Tuesday to wrestle control of parliament away from the government. This vote would be seen as a confidence vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Brexit strategy. It could also eventually lead to an extension of the Brexit deadline u


Opposition lawmakers, alongside some rebels from the ruling Conservative Party, have applied for an emergency debate in the U.K. parliament in an attempt to thwart a no-deal Brexit. If successful, it means that opposition lawmakers could then have a vote later Tuesday to wrestle control of parliament away from the government. This vote would be seen as a confidence vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Brexit strategy. It could also eventually lead to an extension of the Brexit deadline u
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Rebel lawmakers apply for emergency debate in UK parliament in a bid to thwart no-deal Brexit

Opposition lawmakers, alongside some rebels from the ruling Conservative Party, have applied for an emergency debate in the U.K. parliament in an attempt to thwart a no-deal Brexit. The application will now be considered by House Speaker John Bercow. If successful, it means that opposition lawmakers could then have a vote later Tuesday to wrestle control of parliament away from the government. This vote would be seen as a confidence vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Brexit strategy. It could also eventually lead to an extension of the Brexit deadline until January 31, 2020. Johnson has warned members of his own party that if they did not vote with the government, they would undermine the U.K.’s position in talks with the EU. His administration has been rushing to refashion a new Brexit deal before the current October 31 deadline. Meanwhile, the government lost his working majority in parliament on Tuesday when one of his Conservative lawmakers defected to the pro-European Union Liberal Democrats. Phillip Lee crossed the floor of the House of Commons just as Johnson began giving a statement on last month’s G7 summit.

Snap election?

Johnson has insisted there were “no circumstances” in which he would ask his European counterparts for a further delay to the already twice postponed Brexit deadline, and he has also hinted that legislators’ opposition could force him to request a new national election. The pound weakened significantly against both the dollar and the euro on Monday, after parliamentarians on either side of the country’s Brexit divide talked up the possibility of a confrontation that could trigger further uncertainty. On Tuesday, sterling fell below $1.20, hitting its lowest level since a flash crash in October 2016. Opposition lawmakers and some members of Johnson’s Conservative Party have spent recent weeks in discussions on how best to prevent a disorderly Brexit, in which the U.K. would separate from the world’s largest trading bloc without a detailed legal and commercial agreement. With his statement from outside 10 Downing Street on Monday night, the British leader sought to strong-arm lawmakers who might seek to limit his room for maneuver with Brussels, after it became clear over the course of the past weekend that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his allies would seek to rapidly introduce legislation on Tuesday to block an economically damaging hard Brexit in late October. This legislation, a draft of which was released Monday night on Twitter by an opposition lawmaker Hilary Benn, is designed to give parliament the final say over the government’s behavior and could push Brexit’s current deadline back till the end of January 2020. It forms part of an effort designed to counteract Johnson’s earlier decision to suspend the legislature’s activities for an exceptionally long period of time in the lead up to the October 31 exit date.

‘Chop the legs out’

Johnson has sent representatives to restart discussions with the EU over the Irish backstop, an insurance policy to protect the border between the U.K. and Europe on the island of Ireland that proved the thorniest of issues in the agreement that was previously negotiated during Theresa May’s premiership. And the prime minister insisted Monday that efforts to rule out a no deal, an implicit threat that he says will force the EU to soften its own stance on the issue, could “chop the legs out” from under the U.K.’s negotiating position. He vowed that parliament would still have an opportunity to examine any changes to an agreement that might be finalized at a summit of EU leaders in the second half of next month, and warned that an election would only complicate the problem. “I don’t want an election, and you don’t want an election,” he said in an appeal to a notional, national television audience, part of an electorate that since 2014 has endured two elections, twin referendums and consecutive Conservative prime ministers resign on the issue of Europe. But several political analysts and observers said Downing Street might actually welcome the chance to campaign on their Brexit position. “Johnson and his allies seem to believe that they could frame a snap election as a choice between the ‘people’ and an anti-democratic political class,” said Kallum Pickering, a senior economist at Berenberg, in a research note to clients. The probability of a Corbyn-led government, he insisted, “remains low.”


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2020 candidates face a critical debate deadline. Here’s what happens if they miss it

Days before Wednesday’s deadline to qualify for the fall presidential primary debates, Democratic candidates teetering below the threshold are scrambling to make the grade. Missing the debate could cripple campaigns struggling to survive in the crowded field — 23 are still vying to become the 2020 nominee. Candidates need at least 2% support in at least four polls approved by the Democratic National Committee and 130,000 unique donors to secure a spot. “There’s no better opportunity, no bigger o


Days before Wednesday’s deadline to qualify for the fall presidential primary debates, Democratic candidates teetering below the threshold are scrambling to make the grade. Missing the debate could cripple campaigns struggling to survive in the crowded field — 23 are still vying to become the 2020 nominee. Candidates need at least 2% support in at least four polls approved by the Democratic National Committee and 130,000 unique donors to secure a spot. “There’s no better opportunity, no bigger o
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2020 candidates face a critical debate deadline. Here's what happens if they miss it

Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio participates in the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 26, 2019.

Days before Wednesday’s deadline to qualify for the fall presidential primary debates, Democratic candidates teetering below the threshold are scrambling to make the grade.

Missing the debate could cripple campaigns struggling to survive in the crowded field — 23 are still vying to become the 2020 nominee.

Candidates need at least 2% support in at least four polls approved by the Democratic National Committee and 130,000 unique donors to secure a spot.

So far 10 candidates have qualified:

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Sen. Cory Booker

Sen. Kamala Harris

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke

Businessman Andrew Yang

The debates provide a national platform on which presidential hopefuls can make their case to the public ahead of the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

So far, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Sen. Mike Gravel and Rep. Eric Swalwell have suspended their campaigns.

The third and fourth rounds of debates are scheduled for Sept. 12-13 and October.

The good news for the low-polling hopefuls: They still have a chance to make the October debate. That’s because the requirements are the same for both debates, so candidates who fail to qualify for September’s see no reason to drop out just yet.

“While we continue to see positive momentum, we always knew the third debate would be a challenge and we will work toward the October debate goal,” said Jaclyn Rothenberg, national press secretary for New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s campaign.

It also means there will likely be more Democrats on the stage in October than in September.

Some campaigns aim to soldier on through the presidential primary, even if they miss the fall debates entirely.

John Delaney’s campaign announced he would remain in the race until at least the Iowa caucuses in February, despite currently polling at 0.4% in national Democratic polling. Seth Moulton, another long shot, is also dismissive of the notion of dropping out this fall.

“Our campaign isn’t focused on the horse race,” said Matt Corridoni, Moulton’s national press secretary. “Early fall is not the time to be picking winners and losers.”

But according to operatives of past elections, missing the debates means the campaign won’t ever get off the ground.

“The reality is that if you’re not in the debates, you’re not in the campaign,” said Christian Ferry, campaign manager for Sen. Lindsey Graham when he ran in a crowded GOP presidential primary field in 2016.

The debates overall might not be changing voter preference much, but in today’s political climate candidates who are able to capture media attention are the ones who survive the longest.

“There’s no better opportunity, no bigger opportunity than the debates,” said Mike DuHaime, who served as senior strategist for Chris Christie’s 2016 GOP presidential campaign.

“You need media attention and/or money,” DuHaime said. “If you’re not on the debate stage, you’re not getting either of those two.”

Many candidates have been pressured to drop out and run in key Senate races instead. With the GOP defending more than 20 seats next year, Democrats hope running strong candidates can give them control of the chamber for the first time since 2014.

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s departure last week was accompanied by an announcement that he would consider challenging Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for his seat in Colorado in 2020. Indeed, Thursday morning Hickenlooper said he would do just that.

Gov. Steve Bullock has been goaded to run for a Republican-held seat in Montana, and O’Rourke has faced calls for him to recapture the magic of his failed but close 2018 bid to oust Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas by running against Sen. John Cornyn in 2020.

So far, that call is falling on deaf ears.

“I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate,” O’Rourke said on MSNBC. “I’m running for president. I’m running for this country. I’m taking this fight directly to Donald Trump, and that is what I am exclusively focused on doing right now.”


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Disney and Charter blow through deadline but keep talking about a new carriage agreement

(Disney and Charter are still discussing a new multiyear carriage agreement, blowing past Friday’s 12:01 a.m. deadline, as the two sides try to reach a deal, according to people familiar with the matter. Discussions between pay-TV providers and content providers have become more complicated this year as large programmers, including Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and CBS, look to divvy up their content between their linear networks and bespoke streaming services. Earlier this month, AT&T and CBS fail


(Disney and Charter are still discussing a new multiyear carriage agreement, blowing past Friday’s 12:01 a.m. deadline, as the two sides try to reach a deal, according to people familiar with the matter. Discussions between pay-TV providers and content providers have become more complicated this year as large programmers, including Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and CBS, look to divvy up their content between their linear networks and bespoke streaming services. Earlier this month, AT&T and CBS fail
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Disney and Charter blow through deadline but keep talking about a new carriage agreement

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Disney and Charter are still discussing a new multiyear carriage agreement, blowing past Friday’s 12:01 a.m. deadline, as the two sides try to reach a deal, according to people familiar with the matter.

The sides are making progress on a deal and want to avoid a blackout of popular networks including ESPN, ABC and The Disney Channel, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

Discussions between pay-TV providers and content providers have become more complicated this year as large programmers, including Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and CBS, look to divvy up their content between their linear networks and bespoke streaming services.

Earlier this month, AT&T and CBS failed to reach a deal, which has caused millions of DirecTV subscribers to lose access to CBS’ broadcast network. CBS acknowledged it has seen an increase in subscribers for its CBS All Access streaming product, which broadcasts most of CBS’ programming for $5.99 a month, since the blackout.

The main sticking points between Charter and Disney have been issues related to ESPN, the most expensive network in the pay-TV bundle, said the people. One issue has been ESPN’s proposed pricing for the ACC Network, a new cable channel that will broadcast collegiate sports for teams in the conference, including Clemson, Duke and the University of North Carolina. The ACC Network is set to broadcast Clemson’s opening game against the Georgia Tech on Aug. 29. Clemson won last year’s college football national championship. About 40 percent of Charter’s footprint overlaps with ACC schools.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-08-02  Authors: alex sherman
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