Skip to comments.CBS dropped by Time Warner Cable in NY, LA, Dallas
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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Will do. Thank you very much.
Get an outdoor tv antenna...you won’t need a booster
Because some customers are not even aware you can watch (for free, with an antenna & converter) the 3 major networks & maybe the CW & PBS.
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.
“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.
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.
Good explanation. Thanx!
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.
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.
We dropped DISH two years ago. Have TV hooked to computer and rabbit ears. I like the programming I get now better.
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Yes, baseball is very fun to watch.
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.
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
Better to have more antenna (multi-element Yagi) than you need. Rabbit ears provide little gain.
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.
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.
Do any of these antennas work good indoors? I can’t put an outdoor antenna up (Townhouse).
I’m not completely sure, but I believe Clinton was President when the retransmission fees law was passed.
Norton Internet Security blocked that download as unsafe.
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.
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.
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.
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