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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. Aug 3, 2013 #41 of 191
    Davelnlr_

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    If the government would drop its antiquated rule bought and paid for by the NAB that prohibits cable and satellite providers from importing network channels from outside the "significantly viewed OTA range", this would all go away. The cable company would just find the cheapest affiliate willing to sell them the CBS programming, from whatever state, and carry it. Then the local channels would cry and beg the cable and satellite companies to carry their signals. Blame the government for this anti-competitive rule.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2013 #42 of 191
    sieglinde

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    When I was a kid, our cable company carried two feeds of one of the networks and I could watch blacked out Dodger games on the Bakersfield channel. Now I haven't zillion channels but the networks are all just one feed. A related cable channel carries network programming if the network is carrying a Giants game.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2013 #43 of 191
    Steveknj

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    I'm just pissed a third of my screen is covered up with these annoying bugs about this. I'm not a TWC customer nor could I be, so why should I suffer this? More than once it covered subtitles on Big Brother.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2013 #44 of 191
    ebockelman

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    It's on Amazon Prime Streaming if you miss it.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2013 #45 of 191
    Sromkie

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    I haven't read anything related to streaming of Showtime content, but since Showtime VOD would require a subscription to Showtime, I imagine streaming would be blocked.

    This article claims that CBS has blocked Time Warner customers from even streaming full episodes from CBS.com.

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/02/cb...ibers-from-watching-full-episodes-on-cbs-com/
     
  6. Aug 3, 2013 #46 of 191
    JYoung

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    Time Warner sent me a "helpful" email last night to tell me about their blacking out CBS.
    :rolleyes:

    If I have time later, I'll post a picture of the blurb they are broadcasting on CBS.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2013 #47 of 191
    Cainebj

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    In retaliation for TWC blocking CBS, CBS has fired back by blocking any one who has a TWC internet connection from streaming anything on CBS.com.

    If you do have Showtime, TWC is promising $ credits and has made either Encore and Startz available for free - - - as a courtesy.

    What are we 12?
     
  8. Aug 3, 2013 #48 of 191
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    thanks for heads up, just checked got Starz. Encore has always been free.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2013 #49 of 191
    trainman

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    Hey, CBS, if I send you a copy of my DirecTV statement, will you unblock my IP address? :rolleyes:

    (Not that I actually have any interest in watching anything on CBS.com.)
     
  10. Aug 3, 2013 #50 of 191
    nirisahn

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    TiVo doesn't do that anymore. The 4-tuner boxes only have cable hookup - no antenna. I really wanted one until I heard that since I'm thinking of cutting the cord on cable.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2013 #51 of 191
    That Don Guy

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    Does it look like this?
     
  12. Aug 3, 2013 #52 of 191
    LoadStar

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    Interesting.

    Time Warner is also fighting with Journal Broadcast Group, which has meant a blackout for Milwaukee's NBC affiliate (among other stations elsewhere).

    Here's Milwaukee's blackout screen:
    [​IMG]

    At least their blackout screens have fairly decent graphic design. ;)
     
  13. Aug 3, 2013 #53 of 191
    brianric

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    Go to Weaknees for Tivo Premiere.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2013 #54 of 191
    JYoung

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    Yep, although they switch to something more like Loadstar's pic today.

    (For some reason, my TiVos are refusing to transfer files to the pc.)
     
  15. Aug 3, 2013 #55 of 191
    LoadStar

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    I just took a picture of my TV screen to get the image above (hence why it is slightly off-angle... used a monopod, not a tripod).
     
  16. Aug 3, 2013 #56 of 191
    jsmeeker

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    It will be back in a few days.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2013 #57 of 191
    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Just one more reason to dump cable. This isn't going to stop happening. What other industry throws their customers to the wolves and actively pushes their customers to get involved in a contract negotiation (by contacting TWC or CBS). It's not difficult to obtain most of this programming illegally. So who is really going to lose?
     
  18. Aug 3, 2013 #58 of 191
    Davelnlr_

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    If they had anyone with any brains, they would just link your provider account to their web page, so you had to log in through your providers page, like CNN does.
     
  19. Aug 4, 2013 #59 of 191
    scsiguy72

    scsiguy72 OTA Only..Free TV

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    Letterman had a pretty funny bit about this. He ran the announcement of all the CBS shows you would miss, then looked deadpan into the camera for few seconds....All your favorite shows? (his was not on the list)

    cut the cord 3 years ago and never looked back....OTA!
     
  20. Aug 4, 2013 #60 of 191
    rahnbo

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    Still have CBS in CFL but lost all Showtime/TMC as I guess everyone did with TWC. Noticed that now working are Encore, FXMC, Fear, IFC. Don't see anything worth watching on any of those channels.
     

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