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Time Warner Cable May Drop CBS From Its TV Lineup

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by PCurry57, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Jul 19, 2013 #1 of 191
    PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

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    Time Warner Cable May Drop CBS From Its TV Lineup

    Don't be left stranded without your favorite programming! Time Warner Cable has not renewed its contract to provide you with all your favorite CBS shows. Don't be the only one who can't see NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, The NFL on CBS, The PGA Tour, SEC Football, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, The Good Wife and the final season of How I Met Your Mother.

    http://www.keepcbs.com/
     
  2. Jul 19, 2013 #2 of 191
    LoadStar

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    This would only apply to areas with a CBS "owned & operated" station. Other CBS affiliates negotiate their own individual agreements with the cable companies.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2013 #3 of 191
    jsmeeker

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    Of course, that's a lot of major markets.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2013 #4 of 191
    LoadStar

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    True, but the page linked to makes it sound like it would affect *all* Time Warner Cable customers, and unfortunately, the zip code search field on the page reinforces that impression. I'm rather certain that is incorrect, and that this would only affect those served by an O&O station who use Time Warner Cable.

    Additionally, this sort of brinkmanship goes on all the time between broadcasters and cable/satellite providers. For instance, Journal Broadcasting is also currently fighting with Time Warner as well.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2013 #5 of 191
    Steveknj

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    From what I read, it's NY, LA and Dallas. But it also includes Showtime.

    Personally I'm sick of this stuff. In the end, the customer gets screwed as our rates go up (I'm not a TWC customer, but eventually all providers go through this crap) and we end up financing another 5 versions of CSI and NCIS. :mad:
     
  6. Jul 19, 2013 #6 of 191
    aadam101

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    I'm glad to see TWC is making cord cutters not regret their decision.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2013 #7 of 191
    mattack

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    Wait, can't CBS pull the "Must Carry" card?
     
  8. Jul 19, 2013 #8 of 191
    kdmorse

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    Doesn't CBS dance this dance with someone every year. Dish.. DirectTV... etc...

    Doesn't it always get resolved?
     
  9. Jul 19, 2013 #9 of 191
    Azlen

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    CBS wants to be paid by Time Warner. They don't want to be carried at the price that TWC is offering them. Retransmission fees are now a pretty substantial revenue stream for OTA stations.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2013 #10 of 191
    spartanstew

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    I noticed the blurb on Showtimes home page this evening about it.
     
  11. Jul 20, 2013 #11 of 191
    Edmund

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    Here in the LA area it will include KCal ch 9 as well, which is owned by CBS.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2013 #12 of 191
    ElJay

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    I'm so tired of endlessly seeing corporations whine about money problems with each other in the public domain. The money CBS is trying to pry out of TWC is going to come out of our pockets. These websites that are trying to tell me that I should pay more for already ridiculously-overpriced content and its antiquated delivery system can go away anytime now.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2013 #13 of 191
    aadam101

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    Agreed. The intentionally try to get customers in an uproar about it because both sides are big babies and can't handle it themselves. Totally stupid.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2013 #14 of 191
    Steveknj

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    Except:

    A) There is stuff people watch...CBS is the highest rated network, especially among the older demos who are less technically inclined (yes generalization, and I'm in that demo)

    B) They know this public bickering works....people will complain that their shows are not available.

    It costs money to put out these disclaimers, so they must work or they wouldn't do it. TWC put out a full page ad in the NYT too this week.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2013 #15 of 191
    scole250

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    Most areas, even Goldsboro NC, have options other than TWC for TV and they know if they drop CBS, they will lose customers. I wouldn't waste my time helping either side with any thing to help them tweek the negotiations. Unless they want to pay us for our input.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2013 #16 of 191
    Steveknj

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    The thing is, this kind of thing happens with ALL providers. DircTV, Dish, Cabelvision, Comcast, they all have gone through this. Switch to something else, and in 6 months, there will be the same fight with ABC or whatever. For me at least, unless it's something THAT important that I can't get another way, I'm staying put.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2013 #17 of 191
    loubob57

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    Won't affect my reception since I get it all OTA. ;)
     
  18. Jul 22, 2013 #18 of 191
    Hoffer

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    Yeah, these kind of things aren't even news anymore. We see this same story every couple months. They always end up figuring things out.

    Is AMC on Dish yet? I remember that was one of these things where both actually held out and for a long time. It might still be going on.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2013 #19 of 191
    mattack

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    I know, but I meant that Time Warner couldn't *actually* drop them, if CBS didn't ask for money.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2013 #20 of 191
    TonyD79

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    Dish and Amc had lawsuits. But they settled a d it is on.
     

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