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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by PCurry57, Jul 19, 2013.
My Starz HD is HD
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.
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.
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
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?
Also they gave us STARZ HD (really HD) here in Columbus.
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.
Does anyone know if our season passes will come back if and when they restore those channels??
we got the same deal in Cleveland - still have CBS, but no Showtime. Grrr...
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.
Smithsonian? Wow, even if you never watch CBS this has impact. Comcast doesn't seem to get into these spats
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.
If I wasn't receiving a channel I'd want my TiVo guide to reflect that ASAP.
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?
After watching this drama, I really hope the next version of Tivo has an OTA tuner (or at least as an accessory)
What good is it to get Starz channels if you already subscribe to Starz? Do those people get a refund?
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.
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.
Is this legal? It seems like it shouldn't be. I hope the government steps in at some point.
Everyone gets into them. You just don't notice them unless they get to the point where channels get dropped.
This must be, since I don't subscribe to any premium channels.