Skip to comments.'Colbert,' 'SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner
Posted on 12/31/2008 12:14:28 PM PST by Tanniker Smith
LOS ANGELES "SpongeBob SquarePants" might get squeezed off Time Warner Cable.
Media giant Viacom Inc. said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark for 13 million subscribers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. is not agreed upon by then.
The impasse would mean "SpongeBob" and other popular shows like Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" will be cut off on the nation's second-largest cable operator.
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I have Time Warner, I can give a rats behind about losing The Daily Show(that show is garbage anyway) but I am pissed about losing TV land and Comedy Central because of South Park, sucks, its bad enough Time Warner is gonna raise our bill by 5 bucks in the new year, but getting rid of channels too, maybe we will just switch to Dish Network or Direct TV
Hear the sound of me crying?.....NOT!!!!
We’ve been seeing this on the scroll for our catv (Comcast) all day. Unfortunately SciFi and Nickelodeon are also included in the list of channels. Losing SciFi just as the new BSG season is starting is unacceptable.
Is Colbert related to Patrick Star?
I don’t care about either of them, I’m just happy to hear Spongebob may be off.
Losing Colbert I can take, but SpongeBob? How much must we endure?!
I’ve been resarching DishNet vs DirectTv. DirectTv looks cheaper for us.
If I were you, I would NOT try Direct TV. I wish I had a choice!
Can I get the sports channels(NBA TV, etc, not NBA League Pass, I know that costs extra) but if Direct TV comes with a good package for cheap we just might go ahead with it.
TW has been emboldened by seeming to win their fight with the NFL and is now taking on a fight they won’t win. Viacom controls way too many channels that are very popular, the letters are probably already storming in. Expect the NFL to use this to their advantage, TW will lose both fights because they picked one too many.
Right now I have hundreds of channels that I neither watch nor listen to (yup, we got radio on TV!). I bet most of America would follow that lead. Even the folks that feel like they're getting a bargain paying twice as much for five times as many channels would realize their mistake soon enough.
Good riddance to permanently unseen intellectual programming!
I didn’t look at the sports channels as they’re not a priority in my house. With a toddler it’s usually All Dora, All The Time. Vamenos!
So which is better to go with in your opinion, right now we pay around 86 bucks(including internet) from Time Warner, sometimes the damn internet goes out and we try calling them and of course they are smart they don’t respond because others are complaining too, I heard that next year the bill will go up by 5 bucks. We have the digital box in one room, and the rest of the house has regular cable
And nothing of value was lost.
If it was Turner Classic Movies and all of the Discovery channels that are being blacked out, then I would be disappointed, but I’m online often anyways.
Time-Lies-Warner-Turner won’t be shedding any tears over silencing the “comedy” news programs on Viacommie’s Comedy Central network.
Talked to Mom today, their satellite company could not reach a deal with the local ABC affiliate to carry local ABC programming, and Mom wants to watch Penn State vs. USC. The old rabbit ears on my brother’s black and white TV are not bringing in a clear signal, anybody know where she might be able to see this online?
All I can tell you is Direct TV. We pay around $60 a month, no internet, for the basic package and the 3 local networks, only one tv (others are extra but I don’t remember how much). The main reason I would like to change is the customer service: due dates changed without warning, service cutoff if you did not know of unannounced changes in due date, rude customer service representatives... Also, and I realize that is not their fault, every time it rains a little bit hard we lose the satellite signal. Most of the time it is nothing more than an aggravation, but when there’s severe weather I wish I could keep my tv on! Oh, I forgot, once upon a time I had the satellite bill as a draft on my checking account, but they started charging me twice a month! It happened several times and I didn’t always get a refund or a credit, so I discontinued the draft and now I pay on-line.
The basic tier is crap and they charge too much for higher tiers.
I'd love an ala’ cart ability but that would sink the above mentioned channels.
Do they make fun of the fact that grandma fails to capitalize?
Do they make fun of the fact that she does not know what "Tivo" is?
Or is T bod some kind of new thing?
If I were your grandkids, I'd run away and find someone literate to guide me.
Better be careful who you Bully Mr. Gunner!
Taught my grand kids another lesson, as I was verbally dismembering your arrogant A$$, I demonstrated to my grand kid how you take care of BULLYS
Looks to me like you both spelled grandkids G-R-A-N-D-K-I-D-S. Color me confused.
Spongebob is the BEST thing on TV. and I’m 52 years old. Goes to show you that TV isn’t worth much at all.
Spike is one of the channels. That and a couple others would be missed.
MTV,VH1, etc.... bye-bye. I hope.
She should be able to get live broadcasts from a TV station online.
Tell her to put the local ABC stations call letters in Google (or any) search.
Go to the web page and see if they stream. Some do
If the local one doesn’t, try WABC of a large audience station..
Please, I have no side in this little flare-up between the two of you, I’m just curious about the issue of the word “grandkids.” Perhaps the issue is whether it’s one word or two: he says “grandkids, “you said “grand kids.” But then again, you also say “some body” instead of “somebody.” Come on, help me out here.
Thanks, but her local station doesn’t have live feeds. Perhaps someone here knows of a station website that might be able to provide a live stream of the Penn State vs. USC game.
You were clearly trying to give Humblegunner tit for tat with a spelling lesson of your own. The problem is that he doesn’t seem to have actually misspelled anything, which is what made me curious about whether perhaps I had misunderstood or overlooked something. Apparently, I did not; rather, it was you who was mistaken when you quibbled over Humblegunner’s spelling of “grandkids.”
Any idea how I can find out if my cable is affected? I went to the main page for my cable company — nothing there.
I don’t care about Comey Central, but my husband will miss Sci Fi
Please spar me your pathetic interpretation of the comments. Now who is quibbeling? it certainly isn't me. Like I stated earlier, the spelling bee isn't the issue. The level of emotionally retarded bully's in here is laughable! I typed t bo for the simple reason I don't have a T BO! I have a DVR. Now if I would of typed DVR I'm willing to bet I would of been sarcastically corrected on that as well. Please do me and others a service and move on! The (spelling bee) is now adjourned.
I guess I missed that part. I saw a bunch of ignorant bluster, no dismembering.
YOU SPELLED GRANDKIDS WRONG!
How so? And your caps-lock key is stuck.
I taught my grandkids that arrogant over educated IDOTS
What is an "idot"? Is it similar to a "T bod"?
Is English perhaps not your native language?
hmmm..... make that Comedy Central :)
Maybe if you’d give a look into standard English spelling and punctuation, that wouldn’t happen.
Good riddance to Nickelodeon, the homosexual anti-God indoctrination channel for children.
Displaying illiteracy since Oct 27, 2008
I hate you.
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