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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by truman861, Mar 26, 2014.
The answer is pretty simple. It's because they can.
There is a right and a wrong answer. The flags go on the channels that require them. Non-premium cable channels don't require them, so they don't get flags. Comcast, Verizon and others run their systems this way.
That's a complete BS response, as the agreements obviously don't require flags, since not one of the several families of channels affected have them on Comcast or Verizon or others.
It is an actively wrong decision by someone at TWC/BHN. I.e. malfeasance, not nonfeasance.
Actually, neither of us knows the contents of the programming agreements signed between Time Warner Cable and all of the content companies. They may have agreed to do it to get a lower rate. And the only "rule" for CCI flags is that 1. broadcast channels cannot be flagged and 2. cable companies have to abide by any contractual agreements they enter into. If they flag everything else, that is their prerogative.
I'm not saying it's a good thing. I'm fully on-board with the opinion that they're screwing their customers. If their agreements don't require it, then they're being openly hostile to their customers. If their agreements DO require it then they have very poor programming buyers since no other MSO has that requirement.
Which/what type of channels are copy freely or no flags, on BHN/TWC?
eg. Broadcast? CSPAN? QVC?
I had some SDV/TA troubles this morning that required a reboot of by Cisco TA and a reboot of my Roamio.
It's not the broadcast agreements though. If they could somehow get a cheaper rate (which makes no sense), Comcast and Verizon and the others would be doing it too. They are just deciding to actively screw their customers for no good reason.
Wait until you rack up $250 in charges from brighthouse, skip on the bill and switch fios. there. they paid for your switch