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Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day
AP via Yahoo ^ | August 3, 2013 | Tom Krisher

Posted on 08/03/2013 7:26:57 PM PDT by EveningStar

Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS continued Saturday, and neither side indicated a resolution of their dispute over fees is imminent.

Time Warner dropped CBS Friday in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other cities, leaving three million customers without the network's programs. The issue is fees that the cable company pays CBS to air its programs.

Each has accused the other of making unreasonable demands ...

The CBS stations that went dark are WCBS and WLNY in New York; KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles; KTVT and KTXA in Dallas; WBZ and WSBK in Boston; KDKA, WPCW-CW in Pittsburgh; KCNC in Denver; WKBD-CW in Detroit and WBBM in Chicago.

About 2.5 million Time Warner Cable customers lost access to Showtime ...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Colorado; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blackout; cbs; showtime; timewarner; timewarnercable

1 posted on 08/03/2013 7:26:57 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
A pox on both their houses. However, it was interesting to see:

Time Warner cut off the CBS shows as well as cable networks Showtime, TMC, Flix and Smithsonian.

Who knew all those cable channels belonged to CBS? (Actually Smithsonian is a joint venture).

2 posted on 08/03/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

Has anyone noticed?


3 posted on 08/03/2013 7:34:23 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: RightGeek
I'm interested in cable:

My choice of 30 channels for ~$7/mo.

4 posted on 08/03/2013 7:34:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: EveningStar
I remember the good old days when KTVT was independent

Okay, not nearly that old of days

5 posted on 08/03/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Paladin2

Wait what? Whose offering that deal? I’m all in if I could get that offer.


6 posted on 08/03/2013 7:36:39 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: EveningStar
The dispute may bring some government action.

That right there is what's wrong in this country.

CBS sends its signal out over the airwaves for free to anyone with an antenna, about 85 percent of its viewers watch TV through a pay TV provider.

A more interesting statistic is what fraction of watchers COULD watch via antenna if they care to?

7 posted on 08/03/2013 7:36:40 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Ghost of SVR4
"Whose [sic] offering that deal?"

I'm offering that deal, to Comcast.

8 posted on 08/03/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DManA

I watch CBS, USING AN ANTENNA, for a couple of hours/wk.


9 posted on 08/03/2013 7:41:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: EveningStar

There should be no fee to carry a broadcasters signal on a cable system.

They are doing the broadcaster a huge favor by including their signal on the system.

In fact, there is more reason for the broadcaster to pay a small fee to the cable company for carrying their signal than there is for the cable system to pay the broadcaster.


10 posted on 08/03/2013 7:42:29 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: EveningStar

Here’s a list of the CBS shows I watch:


11 posted on 08/03/2013 7:42:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Here’s a list of the CBS shows I watch:

I wouldn't pay to see BS either.

12 posted on 08/03/2013 7:45:56 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: GeronL

The only reason I noticed this happening was due to TW sending me an email notifying me of what had transpired.

I’m all for TW prevailing over CBS, but I really don’t care one way or another as long as my rates don’t go up. If I see them go up after a capitulation from TW, I will dump my cable TV immediately and just watch movies from my own library.


13 posted on 08/03/2013 7:49:16 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: GeronL
I remember the good old days when KTVT was independent

Yes, and when the news was 90% local stuff and fit into 15-minute segments a few times each day. Literally no time for "spin".

14 posted on 08/03/2013 7:49:30 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

too bad Icky Twerp was mostly before my time


15 posted on 08/03/2013 7:53:19 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Paladin2

cable subscribers are supporting channels like Current-TV, Bridges-TV and other crap.

Plus, if you don’t watch sports you are being ripped off, 40% of the money paid to channels are sports channels


16 posted on 08/03/2013 7:54:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Bugs Bunny, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the Three Stooges every weekday afternoon???

You were lucky!


17 posted on 08/03/2013 7:58:49 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EveningStar

Well this want help Letterman’s ratings.


18 posted on 08/03/2013 8:00:46 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: EveningStar

The only thing on CBS I was interested in watching was the golf game. I just watched it on my computer using live stream. Otherwise there is nothing on CBS I care to watch.


19 posted on 08/03/2013 8:01:27 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: vladimir998

well, I didn’t come around for another decade after this schedule.

Still, notice the guy on Monday’s Million Dollar Matinee?


20 posted on 08/03/2013 8:01:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Free TV
http://www.freeetv.com/

Rabbit TV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOie9BTpZ88

World Wide Internet TeleVision
http://wwitv.com/

Who Needs Cable? 6 cheaper ways to watch great television shows
http://www.aarp.org/home-family/personal-technology/info-07-2012/who-needs-cable.html


21 posted on 08/03/2013 8:09:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: GeronL

Yep, Ronald Reagan!


22 posted on 08/03/2013 8:09:13 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Paladin2

Netflix. $8/mo. No ads.


23 posted on 08/03/2013 8:13:09 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Bingo! See no BS here.


24 posted on 08/03/2013 8:13:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

India’s business television channel.... in english?

http://profit.ndtv.com/videos/livetv


25 posted on 08/03/2013 8:17:52 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: EveningStar

isnt the use of the word..BLACK OUT just a BIT Inappropriate??

did I say BIT...oh Heavens that would be Black Infotainment Televsion wouldnt it!

Perhaps TIme Warner had BEST prepare an APOLOGY to Jesse jackson BEFORE the matter comes up.


26 posted on 08/03/2013 8:38:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: EveningStar

I dropped cable a long time ago, couldn’t justify paying so much to watch the same commercials as on broadcast.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 8:50:27 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

So change providers. Dish, DirecTV, Verizon, also on-line services. TWC is a loser in this fight since its not the only game in town.


28 posted on 08/03/2013 9:15:21 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: rstrahan

If you have another provider, like DirectTV, but your internet provider is TW, CBS is blocking their web site from you. DT is backing TW in this. I believe they went through something similar last year. Guess we will see what happens.


29 posted on 08/03/2013 9:34:22 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: EveningStar

I am NOT happy about missing Dexter this Sunday!!! :o(


30 posted on 08/03/2013 11:20:12 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: EveningStar
and WBBM in Chicago.

WBBM in Chicago is still on the air?! WHO KNEW!!

31 posted on 08/03/2013 11:23:16 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: rstrahan
So change providers. Dish, DirecTV, Verizon, also on-line services. TWC is a loser in this fight since its not the only game in town.

Or just do what I did last August and put up an over-the-air antenna and get all the HD/Digital local stations FOR FREE. CBS is still and over-the-air station - you don't need Satellite (DirecTV) or cable (Comcrap) to receive it!

I have Hulu Plus and NetFlix to complement my FREE Over-The-Air TV and now spend $18/Mo. for movies and other entertainment via Roku and DUMPED my $100 plus DirecTV bill.

BTW: The picture quality of over-the-air HD TV far and away surpasses DirecTV and ComCrap's compressed digital signals.

Dumped DirecTV and haven't looked back. Never again will I pay for Cable/Satellite TV. F'em.

32 posted on 08/03/2013 11:27:08 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: EveningStar

Neat, A media circular firing squad!


33 posted on 08/03/2013 11:49:23 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: EveningStar

I am no fan of CBS but cable has become too big for its britches. The time for a la carte t.v. has arrived.


34 posted on 08/04/2013 3:01:02 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: EveningStar

I bet most won’t notice CBS is missing from the lineup. I looked here at what I would miss ...surprised to find I wouldn’t miss anything. There is not one show I watch regularly. If the Movie Channel is part if the blackout, the I would miss that.


35 posted on 08/04/2013 4:51:48 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: EveningStar

Where is Obama on this surely he will get involved and nationalize time Warner.


36 posted on 08/04/2013 8:00:27 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I’m most angry about losing Dexter with 7 episodes left. The only other channel I miss is the Smithsonian channel which has good shows on it.


37 posted on 08/08/2013 4:58:05 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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