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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 6, 2013 #101 of 191
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    My Starz HD is HD
     
  2. Aug 6, 2013 #102 of 191
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I ain't that 'leet.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to burn .tivo files to DVD, and haven't gotten as far as knowing whether to use +R or -R blanks.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2013 #103 of 191
    Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ Member

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    There might be now, but when I first got into C band, you could subscribe to a set of network channels from either New York, Denver, or Los Angeles. I enjoyed it, because I could come home late, and still catch all the shows on the west coast feed. Then the rules were changed, making it illegal to sell out of market signals if a local signal was available. It was the FCC that changed the rule. I have no clue as to the current contract contents for the smaller local affiliates.

    I do know you can watch all the networks in HD, with a C band dish, for free right now. They are all unscrambled somewhere up there, if someone were desperate to get them and had the space for a 10' dish.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2013 #104 of 191
    George Cifranci

    George Cifranci Viva La Tivo!

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    Here in Columbus Ohio we lost Showtime as well although our local CBS affiliate is still on the air on Time Warner Cable.

    Yesterday I got a message from my TiVO that it deleted a number of what appears to be CBS owned channels including

    Smithsonian Channel
    All the Showtime channels (SHO, SHO2, SHOCSHD, SHOXHD etc...)
    Various TMC Channels
    FLIX, NEXT , WOMEN, FAMZ etc...

    I know CBS is having a spat with Time Warner Cable, but isn't it strange that the channels would be dropped this soon from the TiVo guide? :confused:

    Also they gave us STARZ HD (really HD) here in Columbus.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2013 #105 of 191
    Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    i thought it was strange also but then again - the TiVo guide relies on programming data from your cable company so - i guess not THAT strange.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2013 #106 of 191
    George Cifranci

    George Cifranci Viva La Tivo!

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    Does anyone know if our season passes will come back if and when they restore those channels??
     
  7. Aug 7, 2013 #107 of 191
    markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Active Member

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    we got the same deal in Cleveland - still have CBS, but no Showtime. Grrr...
     
  8. Aug 7, 2013 #108 of 191
    brianric

    brianric Active Member

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    yes
     
  9. Aug 7, 2013 #109 of 191
    busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    My season passes are still intact. They seem to be attached to the channel number.

    Looking at the SP Manager, the SP that once looked like:

    Two Broke Girls (702 WCBSHD)

    now looks like

    Two Broke Girls (702 TWC)


    I imagine the opposite transformation will take place when the channels come back.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2013 #110 of 191
    sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

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    Smithsonian? Wow, even if you never watch CBS this has impact. Comcast doesn't seem to get into these spats
     
  11. Aug 7, 2013 #111 of 191
    aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    Philadelphia...
    In NY and LA the network owns the affiliate stations. Not sure about Denver. That's different from some rogue affiliate making his signal available nationally.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2013 #112 of 191
    aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    If I wasn't receiving a channel I'd want my TiVo guide to reflect that ASAP.
     
  13. Aug 7, 2013 #113 of 191
    DaveDFW

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    I'm also in DFW. There is an SD Starz Kids & Family at 375 to replace CBS, and an HD version up in the 800 range to replace Showtime. What's weird is that the two channels are showing different content.

    Maybe you only receive the HD Starz block in the 800s if you subscribed to Showtime?
     
  14. Aug 7, 2013 #114 of 191
    robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    After watching this drama, I really hope the next version of Tivo has an OTA tuner (or at least as an accessory)
     
  15. Aug 7, 2013 #115 of 191
    jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    What good is it to get Starz channels if you already subscribe to Starz? Do those people get a refund?
     
  16. Aug 7, 2013 #116 of 191
    busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I think the Starz thing was described by TWC as a "courtesy", not compensation.

    I believe that they are also giving a refund on the Showtime subscription (and whatever other premium channels have been blacked out), although that doesn't apply to me since my building gets Showtime for free as part of the bulk deal.

    I'm not sure if there's a refund forthcoming based on the CBS outage. If there even is, I can't imagine it would be much, considering the total number of channels you get for the amount you pay for just for the level of service that includes CBS.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2013 #117 of 191
    Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio

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    This is a dispute with the CBS owned-and-operated stations, not the network itself.

    In Columbus, the CBS affiliate is WBNS/10, which is owned by Dispatch Broadcast Group.

    Here in Cleveland, the CBS affiliate is WOIO/19, which is owned by Raycom Media.

    Thus, they're still on TWC in both cases. Showtime is gone because it's 100% owned by CBS nationwide (no affiliates, because it's a cable network).

    "CBS 19", in a separate dispute between Raycom and Dish Network, is off Dish Network. But that doesn't affect WOIO on TWC.

    As noted earlier, CBS.com video is blocked for all TWC Internet customers, even those in markets like Cleveland and Columbus, where the TWC video feed is unaffected.
     
  18. Aug 7, 2013 #118 of 191
    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Is this legal? It seems like it shouldn't be. I hope the government steps in at some point.
     
  19. Aug 7, 2013 #119 of 191
    jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Everyone gets into them. You just don't notice them unless they get to the point where channels get dropped.
     
  20. Aug 7, 2013 #120 of 191
    jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    This must be, since I don't subscribe to any premium channels.
     

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