California senators decry 'unfair' CBS-Time Warner dispute

Each company has accused the other of being unreasonable and provoking the blackout.

"Millions of customers in the Los Angeles area and throughout the country have subscribed to receive the programming CBS networks create and Time Warner Cable distributes, but are unable to access it because of this standoff," the senators wrote. "The status quo is unfair to the millions of your customers who are caught in the middle of your dispute, and we strongly encourage both sides to resolve it immediately."

Some lawmakers have urged the Federal Communications Commission to intervene in the dispute.