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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 5, 2013 #81 of 191
    robojerk

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    jsmeeker

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    And poof! The channels in dispute are gone from my TiVo lineup. Got the message on the TiVo today.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2013 #83 of 191
    rahnbo

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    Well that's messed up. Wonder how it'll affect SP's when they come back?
     
  4. Aug 5, 2013 #84 of 191
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    I still had mine. Till about 2 minutes ago. wow that's a lot of channels if you have Showtime.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2013 #85 of 191
    Edmund

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    Yes, the game is on and available. :)
     
  6. Aug 6, 2013 #86 of 191
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    TiVo.com also has the Premiere, but as nirisahn said, if you want a 4-tuner box, you're screwed.

    I really like having a TiVo with OTA. That way if the cable goes out, you can still watch something.
     
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    Steveknj

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    TWC should be careful doing that. They may lose customers when some folk realize that with Aero, they can get their locals and get content for cable shows by other less expensive means.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2013 #89 of 191
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'm actually surprised by this, because I thought blackout rules meant everyone, not just some cable companies. Unless it's one of those rare times that ESPN was able to show their broadcast locally even though it's available on a local channel. I've seen this happen occasionally.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2013 #90 of 191
    Bob Coxner

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    TWC internet customer here. 100+ miles away from the nearest affected CBS station (Dallas). When I go to cbs.com I get the blocked out message. When I turn on my VPN cbs.com works fine. I just have to avoid any VPN servers in the affected cities.

    As for Aereo, if you have a VPN provider you can use Aereo even if you don't live in one of the 3 cities they serve. Just connect to a server in one of the cities and register. The first month is free.

    There are many good VPNs. I use Witopia and can recommend it but there are others equally good.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2013 #91 of 191
    busyba

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    This is actually working out really well for me. CBS is gone, but it's in reruns so it's not like there's anything I'd be watching on that channel anyway. And as a courtesy, TWC enabled the Starz package for me, so now I've got access to a whole bunch of movies that I wouldn't have ordinarily been able to get.

    While I hope this gets resolved before the fall TV premieres start, I hope it doesn't get resolved until the end of the week. :)
     
  12. Aug 6, 2013 #92 of 191
    lpwcomp

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    Did something like what? It's the CBS owned affiliates that have demanded an increase in their "retransmission fees" and I'm saying that TWC should carry the stations anyway and fight it out in court.
     
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    aindik

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    What you, or somebody, said is they should bring in a non CBS owned affiliate from a different market, and/or that the FCC rule prohibiting that is what's standing in the way of that.

    If the non-CBS owned affiliate in Billings, Montana offered a cable company the right to retransmit its signal to the cable company's customers in California, I think CBS would sue them, because, I can only assume, there's something in the contract between CBS and the affiliate prohibiting it. And/or there's an acknowledgement that the affiliate's distribution of CBS programming outside of some defined geographic area is copyright infringement.

    Now, if this was a different dispute, where Time Warner was having a dispute with a non owned affiliate, and CBS itself said here, take WCBS New York instead, you might have a different issue. Or you might not. There might be two way covenants like that in the affiliation agreement.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2013 #94 of 191
    lpwcomp

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    It wasn't me that said it.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2013 #95 of 191
    aindik

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    Looks like I quoted the wrong post. My apologies. This was the post I should have quoted.


     
  16. Aug 6, 2013 #96 of 191
    mr.unnatural

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    I get both Washington and Baltimore local network affiliates on FIOS, but I choose to record and watch them via OTA antenna. FWIW, my local CBS affiliate is owned by CBS (formerly Westinghouse).
     
  17. Aug 6, 2013 #97 of 191
    Edmund

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    There is a series on cbs showing first run shows now, Unforgettable on Sundays.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    hmm.. good question. I should check on mine.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2013 #99 of 191
    jsmeeker

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    Did they give it to you in HD? I get it in zoomed in SD. :mad:



    My season passes are there. Channel number is right. But the channel "name" is wrong. I suspect when they add them back in, all will be well.
     
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    busyba

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    That's weird.

    I have it in HD. They're the exact same channels that I would be using if I actually subscribed to them.

    I also have the SD versions, on different channel numbers.


    Are you sure you're dialed into the correct channel number?
     

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