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CBS dropped by Time Warner Cable in NY, LA, Dallas
Fox News ^ | 8/02/13

Posted on 08/02/2013 10:26:13 PM PDT by Libloather

LOS ANGELES – Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas are losing the CBS channel, as the cable provider says it is dropping the network in a dispute over fees.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: california; cbs; dallas; goodriddance; la; liberalmedia; losangeles; newyork; newyorkcity; ny; seebs; texas; timewarner
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To: garyb

Will do. Thank you very much.


51 posted on 08/03/2013 7:54:32 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: PAR35

Get an outdoor tv antenna...you won’t need a booster


52 posted on 08/03/2013 8:44:24 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: SeminoleCounty
"Why would any cable outfit pay to re-transmit a signal already available"

Because some customers are not even aware you can watch (for free, with an antenna & converter) the 3 major networks & maybe the CW & PBS.

53 posted on 08/03/2013 8:49:47 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Libloather

I was in the NY media market last week. The ads by CBS were endless, warning of the END OF THE WORLD if TW didn’t renew them. The ads featured CBS shows the NYC audience just could not live without. I personally don’t watch TV, but if I did,there wasn’t anything beyond NCIS that I could even imagine missing.


54 posted on 08/03/2013 8:53:29 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: xkaydet65

“Must Carry” is a Federal law, upheld by SCOTUS. “Must carry” is a privilege granted to the local stations, not the other way around, and stations can charge the cable companies for their content. This story is about a CBS owned station wanting more money that the provider is willing to pay, and the provider cannot replace the CBS content from anywhere else.

“Must carry” prevents the cable company from simply using the signal from a CBS affiliate in another market and piping it into the NY homes. The rule makes sense for the local TV broadcasters in smaller markets. Their advertising revenue would shrink to nothing if their commercials weren’t being seen.


55 posted on 08/03/2013 9:09:42 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: ken in texas

If the frequency is the same, the antenna used will have the same optimal design. Very true. I have no idea if the new TV frequencies are the same, but UHF and VHF do require different designs for best reception, so I hope it’s not still both.


56 posted on 08/03/2013 9:13:44 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Good explanation. Thanx!


57 posted on 08/03/2013 9:13:55 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know, it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: xkaydet65

What makes this case unique is the CBS affiliate in question is CBS owned and operated. They can afford to subsidize the station if the bottom drops out of the ad revenues, so they can afford to play hardball with Times Warner. This will be an interesting battle to watch, although it’s just academic to us folks in flyover land. Our stations can’t afford this fight.


58 posted on 08/03/2013 9:23:55 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Correct .. it still comes down to VHF / UHF. During the conversion the bulk of the stations affected were probably on a VHF channel and started digital broadcasts on UHF at reduced power. I had to install a better UHF antenna to receive the broadcasts. Once the conversion was complete some stations switched back to a VHF frequency, some stayed on UHF.


59 posted on 08/03/2013 9:39:47 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: max americana

We dropped DISH two years ago. Have TV hooked to computer and rabbit ears. I like the programming I get now better.


60 posted on 08/03/2013 10:11:19 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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61 posted on 08/03/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: GeronL

Yes, baseball is very fun to watch.


62 posted on 08/03/2013 12:03:01 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: Minutemen

Per AnntennaWeb, I need at least an outdoor medium directional with amp (network stations) or large directional with amp (all local stations). So I can do about as well with the boost fully up on the rabbit ears I got in rural Arkansas (couldn’t find enough boost on the rabbit ears they sell in the city.)

If I drop FIOS and need more than an emergency solution, I’ll try an attic mount first.


63 posted on 08/03/2013 12:29:58 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: 3Fingas

With exception of NCIS Homeland and series finale of Dexter

Person of Interst I really don’t give rat you know what of CBS or Showtime

With Showtime I tick off they cancel Borgias

That show rocks


64 posted on 08/03/2013 3:36:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: PAR35

Better to have more antenna (multi-element Yagi) than you need. Rabbit ears provide little gain.


65 posted on 08/03/2013 10:43:49 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Republican Wildcat; Bullish

Perhaps you didn’t understand my position.

I don’t care whose fault it is that I’m not getting what I paid for. That’s not MY problem.

If I go to McDonald’s and order the Big Mac meal, I expect it to come with fries ... or I expect a discount. I couldn’t care less if McDonald’s has a dispute with the potato cartel. And I don’t care if the potato cartel is withholding the potatoes ... or if McDonald’s is refusing to buy the potatoes.

Note please that if CBS is “withholding its programming” then TWC isn’t paying for it. Thus ... TWC is paying less than before. But I’m still paying the same thing. And getting less.


66 posted on 08/03/2013 11:05:30 PM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: PressurePoint; Republican Wildcat; Bullish

Since posting this I’ve received an email from TWC saying they are going to credit customers for the days they are without the channels. So ... apparently my complaint was either unwarranted ... or TWC got enough complaints like mine that they corrected themselves.


67 posted on 08/04/2013 8:21:18 AM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: Wiggins

Do any of these antennas work good indoors? I can’t put an outdoor antenna up (Townhouse).


68 posted on 08/08/2013 4:59:49 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: garyb

I’m not completely sure, but I believe Clinton was President when the retransmission fees law was passed.


69 posted on 08/08/2013 5:01:44 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Utilizer

Norton Internet Security blocked that download as unsafe.


70 posted on 08/08/2013 5:05:01 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast
??? What "download" are you referring to? That site is nothing more than a gathering-place for videos posted online, and there is no download required. Just click on the relevant link and watch the episode you wish. Do not download anything, "Download Manager" or download-speeder-upper adversetisement-wise.

If you mean the adverse-tisements on the website, that can be dealt with a couple of browser addons. Ghostery and Adblocker are the ones I rely on most, but you should not be installing anything at all no matter what the banners tell you.

71 posted on 08/08/2013 6:42:26 PM PDT by Utilizer (Ba-con Ah'hkkba'aar! <- Muslim definition of "surprise"= a fart with a lump in it. ->)
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Do any of these antennas work good indoors? I can’t put an outdoor antenna up (Townhouse).

I did know someone who put one up inside his attic and it worked great. Actually it was more of a storage area as you could barely stand. He modified the pole so that he could fasten it to a 2x4 to keep it from moving. They do sell indoor digital antennas that may be better suited.

72 posted on 08/08/2013 7:57:06 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Utilizer

Thanks. I tried using Firefox where I have adblocker installed and I was able to watch the latest epiosde. I got the warning when I tried explorer.


73 posted on 08/08/2013 8:54:10 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Good on ya, then. I run a Linux setup here and recommend it highly. Besides the fact that you should never install anything that you are not totally sure of, linux makes it impossible for a doubleclick-type or script function to stealth-install any malware or spyware.

Anyways, glad you found what you were looking for. I thought I had made it clear before that the site hosts no videos whatsoever there, only pointers and links to vids available for viewing elsewhere. Do not allow any "WARNING" banners, popup "Click Here" notices, or "Speed Up Your Download Now" invitations to entice you to install anything. Simply scroll through the links one by one until you find one that works for you and remember that they are all common format vids. No additional software proggie is necessary to view it/them.

74 posted on 08/08/2013 9:16:37 PM PDT by Utilizer (Ba-con Ah'hkkba'aar! <- Muslim definition of "surprise"= a fart with a lump in it. ->)
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