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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

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1 posted on 08/02/2013 10:26:14 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I wish my local CB.S. station would dispute their fees.


2 posted on 08/02/2013 10:28:46 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Libloather

You can always use on of these if you really miss that channel.

3 posted on 08/02/2013 10:30:05 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Libloather

and we would notice when....?


4 posted on 08/02/2013 10:30:47 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Libloather

No big loss.


5 posted on 08/02/2013 10:31:46 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Libloather

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


6 posted on 08/02/2013 10:34:35 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: 3Fingas

Re-run season seems like a poor time to negotiate.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 10:35:37 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Wiggins

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


8 posted on 08/02/2013 10:36:56 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Libloather

9 posted on 08/02/2013 10:38:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Libloather

Most of the time, I’m glad that I switched to Verizon. But they still carry the ‘fake but accurate’ network.


10 posted on 08/02/2013 10:39:19 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Does it work OK with a digital adapter? I was thinking of buying one when my TV contract expires.


11 posted on 08/02/2013 10:39:28 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: immadashell

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.


12 posted on 08/02/2013 10:39:41 PM PDT by garyb
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To: gunsequalfreedom

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.


13 posted on 08/02/2013 10:40:32 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I’m far enough out that I have to use a booster on the rabbit ears.


14 posted on 08/02/2013 10:40:41 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: VanShuyten

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.


15 posted on 08/02/2013 10:40:54 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

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.


16 posted on 08/02/2013 10:46:19 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Wiggins
“Does it work OK with a digital adapter? I was thinking of buying one when my TV contract expires.”

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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATSC_tuner

The FCC has issued the following mandates for devices entering the US:[1][2][3]
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.

17 posted on 08/02/2013 10:49:22 PM PDT by garyb
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To: GeronL

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.


18 posted on 08/02/2013 10:50:58 PM PDT by South40
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To: PAR35

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.


19 posted on 08/02/2013 10:52:48 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: gswilder

Try here: “http://seriesgate.tv/";


20 posted on 08/02/2013 11:03:46 PM PDT by Utilizer (Axes flash, Broadswords swing, shining battle-armour ring! ...How many of them can we make die?!)
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To: Libloather

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.


21 posted on 08/02/2013 11:13:51 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: immadashell
"the cable provider says it is dropping the network in a dispute over fees."

At first glance I thought it said a dispute "over feces".

Which would be apt for CBS.

22 posted on 08/02/2013 11:14:06 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: immadashell
I wish my local CB.S. station would dispute their fees.

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".

23 posted on 08/02/2013 11:22:38 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

There’s no more ‘analog’ signal at all. That’s gone with the wind.


24 posted on 08/02/2013 11:25:50 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Libloather

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.


25 posted on 08/02/2013 11:27:15 PM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: gswilder

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.


26 posted on 08/02/2013 11:28:44 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Getting more and more stations over the antenna anymore with the subchannels...for free.


27 posted on 08/02/2013 11:35:20 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: PressurePoint

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.


28 posted on 08/02/2013 11:38:41 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Libloather

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.


29 posted on 08/02/2013 11:39:29 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: PressurePoint

TWC didn’t drop the channels - the channels dropped them.


30 posted on 08/02/2013 11:39:55 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Bullish

Still some analog TV stations here in Central Calif...

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/low-power-television-lptv-service

http://cocolatv.com/stations.html


31 posted on 08/02/2013 11:44:41 PM PDT by Drago
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To: gunsequalfreedom

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.


32 posted on 08/02/2013 11:46:07 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Libloather

I still get CBS - wouldn’t mind my cable company dropping CBS News, though ...


33 posted on 08/02/2013 11:53:15 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Bullish
There’s no more ‘analog’ signal at all.

All signal is analog. We just approximate digital over the air very well. /radio geek joke mode off

/johnny

34 posted on 08/03/2013 12:23:01 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Libloather

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.


35 posted on 08/03/2013 12:58:03 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I think all the broadcast networks want paid


36 posted on 08/03/2013 12:59:49 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

They won’t notice it ‘til football season.


37 posted on 08/03/2013 1:00:53 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
How about .... baseball...


38 posted on 08/03/2013 1:01:47 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Why yes, I love baseball.


39 posted on 08/03/2013 1:09:36 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

I like how all the Korean teams are named after corporate owners.

LG Twins, Kia Toigers, Doosan Bears, Samsung Lions, Lotte Giants etc etc


40 posted on 08/03/2013 1:14:51 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Kia Tigers

lol toigers


41 posted on 08/03/2013 1:15:16 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: garyb

CBS should be paying the cable providers.


42 posted on 08/03/2013 4:40:20 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Libloather

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...


43 posted on 08/03/2013 4:42:36 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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Good thinking, Time Warner. Pull the plug in August when CBS’ already pathetic show lineup is in re-runs. Nobody will notice.


44 posted on 08/03/2013 4:43:53 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Wiggins
Check this website. Antenna Web.
45 posted on 08/03/2013 4:58:29 AM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: GeronL

ROR


46 posted on 08/03/2013 5:13:35 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: Wiggins

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


47 posted on 08/03/2013 5:19:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert

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.


48 posted on 08/03/2013 5:21:18 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Libloather

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.


49 posted on 08/03/2013 5:44:34 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: bert

“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.


50 posted on 08/03/2013 6:10:22 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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