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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I wish my local CB.S. station would dispute their fees.
You can always use on of these if you really miss that channel.
and we would notice when....?
No big loss.
all you need these days is an internet connection for TV movies interesting shows all when you want to see them. Get rabbit ears for the digital signal that comes over the air. The digital signal is more clear than the cable connection. And you don’t have to pay to watch infomercials
Re-run season seems like a poor time to negotiate.
I get 32 channels using that type of antenna but as a digital receiving antenna. There is no more analog signal to speak of but that antenna will pick up the digital signal just fibut
Most of the time, I’m glad that I switched to Verizon. But they still carry the ‘fake but accurate’ network.
Does it work OK with a digital adapter? I was thinking of buying one when my TV contract expires.
I wish my local CB.S. station would dispute their fees.
Actually, the problem is that the local CBS station wants MORE $$ from the cable company under a FCC authorized scheme called retransmission consent, where the cable systems has to pay the station a fee on a per subscriber basis.
You can get any channel or sports events for free on the web. My neighbor dropped his dish subscription for months and relies on the web.
I’m far enough out that I have to use a booster on the rabbit ears.
CBS has little to negotiate IMHO. What good programming do they have? I don’t know the last time I even watched that network. I think I have watched a couple of episodes of “Blue Bloods” on demand, but no live tv on CBS for years.
I am not worried about the CBS networks. BUT I am furious I cannot see the final season of Dexter on Showtime. I think the Movie channel is also owned by CBS and affected.
Couple of web sites for you to check: http://antennaweb.org or http://tvfool.com. They will help you to determine the size of antenna you would need at your location to receive stations, and how many stations you should expect.
If you have an older analog set you will need a analog to digital converter. From the wikipedia, here were the dates established by the FCC which mandated tuners in television sets:
The FCC has issued the following mandates for devices entering the US:
By July 1, 2005 all televisions with screen sizes over 36 inches (91 cm) must include a built-in ATSC DTV tuner
By March 1, 2006 all televisions with screen sizes over 25 inches (64 cm) must include a built-in ATSC DTV tuner
By March 1, 2007 all televisions regardless of screen size, and all interface devices that include a tuner (VCR, DVD player/recorder, DVR) must include a built-in ATSC DTV tuner.
If you have more questions, freep mail me.
I would never notice. See-BS hasn’t been on any of my TV screens since Dan Rather destroyed his decades-long career telling lies in his failed attempt to influence a national election. I don’t watch NBC either. And I can’t think of anything I watch on ABC.
Verizon sucks too. My FIOS internet monthly fees have tripled since about 2005 when I first got it here. Oh they upped the MBPS speed a little bit but whoopty doo—still gouging me. I’d drop it if I didn’t use it for business and my CPA uses it for a tax deduction on my returns.
Try here: “http://seriesgate.tv/"
CBS will be back. It’s the annual “Let the viewers do our negotiating for us” season. TWC wanting its customers to negotiate a better contract for them. Don’t realize, I guess, that couldn’t care less if 98% of their channels left town.
At first glance I thought it said a dispute "over feces".
Which would be apt for CBS.
I believe it's actually the other way around. CBS is demanding TWC pay 600% more to carry it's programming. while I'm no fan of TWC or CBS I think it's kinda of a steep increase for programming that's available at no charge to over the airwaves viewers.
The "fees" are not being levied by TWC. It's CBS that wants a lot more money in the new contract, so CBS are the ones demanding a lot more "fees".
There’s no more ‘analog’ signal at all. That’s gone with the wind.
I don’t watch CBS.
Still, it irritates me that TWC isn’t providing 3 channels that are part of my package, but they’re charging me the same monthly fee.
The way I see it, you don’t deliver what you promised, you cut me a deal on the price. I don’t care WHY you didn’t deliver. That’s not my problem. I’m the customer. Not your negotiating partner.
Showtime is also a part of the deal as it’s owned by CBS parent companies. If you are viewing through TWC, you will get no Showtime until this is settled.
Getting more and more stations over the antenna anymore with the subchannels...for free.
CBS is more the problem than TWC. See my post #23
It’s CBS who is withholding it’s programming in a dispute over much higher fees that CBS is demanding.
This headline is wrong - Time Warner doesn’t drop the channel, the channel drops Time Warner.
I guess these are the CBS owned stations rather than affiliates. That would make it difficult for Time Warner to do what is has done in the past - port in an affiliate from another market of the same network into the channel slot the station that pulled so customers barely known the difference and put the squeeze the local affiliate trying to get more money out of them...the only thing different is seeing commercials for businesses local to another market and the “local” news for another market.
TWC didn’t drop the channels - the channels dropped them.
Still some analog TV stations here in Central Calif...
There’s really no such thing as a “digital” antenna...just an antenna. The old rabbit ears or rooftop antenna are just as effective as any new “digital” antenna. Unfortunately digital signals are not as strong as the analog signals - either you have the channel, or not at all...on analog even if it is snowy or not entirely in focus, it is still quite watchable. No in between with digital...and the farther you are from the transmitter, the less change you have of getting the station...some now are forced to get cable or not have TV.
I still get CBS - wouldn’t mind my cable company dropping CBS News, though ...
All signal is analog. We just approximate digital over the air very well. /radio geek joke mode off
Why would any cable outfit pay to re-transmit a signal already available free over-the-air to people? Especially from a broadcaster that loses audience more and more each day?
CBS and its owner stations have no leverage against cable carriers...they should be working to make sure that the cable providers reach the folks that are on the fringes of over-the-air signals.
I think all the broadcast networks want paid
They won’t notice it ‘til football season.
Why yes, I love baseball.
I like how all the Korean teams are named after corporate owners.
LG Twins, Kia Toigers, Doosan Bears, Samsung Lions, Lotte Giants etc etc
CBS should be paying the cable providers.
I thought there was a requirement that cable systems carry local channels. Not so much federal law but a local requirement by municipalities for the company to continue to operate its franchise in the town, city, county...
Good thinking, Time Warner. Pull the plug in August when CBS’ already pathetic show lineup is in re-runs. Nobody will notice.
For an education on the subject Bing search for HD antenna videos
There are several videos showing how to make such an antenna.
I have one I carry in my RV. In a campground near Ft worth it received 58 channels.
The problem is if you are distant, 25 miles or so) they must be high and may be directional
The dirty little secret is your grandpa’s old TV antenna works too. HD Antennas are nothing new but the manufacturers want you to think so.
My Cox Cable and an area CBS station got into a similar squabble just a month or so ago.
The station was claiming Cox was not willing to pay enough. Cox was claiming the station wanted too much.
Well, miraculously, just hours before the deadline, they reached an agreement.
Ironically, similar situations have occurred with other stations and the cable company in the past. It is a recurring tactic.
“HD antenna” is a marketing term. The signals are still broadcast over VHF or UHF, so any good antenna that picks up those bands will work.