The impasse between Community Broadcasting Service of Bangor and the DISH Network, which lasted almost three months, has been resolved.

Programming on WABI-TV5 (CBS) and CW affiliate WABI-DT2 (The CW) were scheduled to return to the DISH network on Wednesday.

The two sticking points had been the monetary reimbursement sought by WABI, which was deemed unreasonable by DISH Network representatives, and an amended DISH contract offer that proposed to eliminate WABI in three of the nine Maine counties the network serves.

“There was an awful lot to talk about but we finally got through it,” said Mike Young, Community Broadcasting Service vice president and general manager. “Our motive at the outset was to continue with our service to our viewers and advertisers across the state.

“Each station will continue to be available to all communities served under the prior agreement and those who receive The CW will soon enjoy the added enhancement of high definition delivery of the station’s programming.”

WABI-DT2 has been broadcasting in high definition since June 2012, and the majority of local cable subscribers receive the station in HD. DISH Network plans to upgrade The CW to high definition within three months.

CBS affiliate WABI-TV will be back on Channel 5 within the Bangor designated market area and DISH subscribers in Franklin, Kennebec, Knox and Oxford counties will get it on channel 6265. WABI-DT2 (CW) will return to channel 19 in the Bangor designated market area only.

Young said he is grateful to the viewers, advertisers and community partners for their patience and understanding through the process.

He also said the Community Broadcasting Service has landed two University of Maine football road games.

Saturday’s 7 p.m. game at Stony Brook (New York) will be aired on WABI-DT2 (The CW) and UMaine’s Oct. 25 game at the University of Rhode Island will be shown on WABI-TV 5 beginning at noon.

He said that was made possible through an agreement with the new American Sports Network, which is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

“They were terms we found acceptable and affordable and this gives us a chance to bring University of Maine away games back to the state,” said Young.

The Sinclair Broadcast Group will produce the games and Young said it has a great reputation for its coverage of regional and local sports programming.

ABI also airs a high school football game of the week and he said this Friday’s game between Orono and Bucksport involves a joint project with the United Way.

“We’re launching an initiative to help raise funds for displaced workers at the Verso Paper mill,” said Young.

The Bucksport mill will shut down at the end of the year and 570 workers will be laid off.