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
Most of the time, I’m glad that I switched to Verizon. But they still carry the ‘fake but accurate’ network.
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.
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.
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.
I still get CBS - wouldn’t mind my cable company dropping CBS News, though ...
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 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.
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.
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.
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