CBS is dismissing as a "sham" an offer from Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt to settle the standoff over retransmission fees by offering CBS as an "a la carte" service similar to premium channel HBO. The move by Time Warner Cable, which has blacked out CBS and Showtime in New York, Los Angeles and other markets, is "a public relations vehicle designed to distract from the fact that Time Warner Cable is not negotiating in good faith," CBS said in a statement.

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