Time Warner Cable May Drop CBS From Its TV Lineup

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  1. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    CBS doesn't have any local teams in the three affected markets until week 2. Week 1, the Jets are on Fox, the Giants and Cowboys are on NBC (and L.A.'s team is blacked out. :)).

    Week 2 CBS has the Giants. That's the big one.
     
  2. aindik

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    Seems to me like it's Time Warner, not CBS, telling you that you can grab an antenna and watch CBS.

    CBS doesn't want you to use an antenna. They want you to subscribe to a carrier that will pay them.
     
  3. robojerk

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    CBS wants to charge providers to carry their content, along side selling ad space on their shows.

    TWC wants to make exclusive deals with CBS (and presumably other networks) to retain their geographical monopolies and does not want to have to compete with Intel/Sony/Hulu/Netlflix/Amazon/Redbox to complete with TV package.

    What I think would be best for consumers if CBS just signed deals with the streaming providers to weaken the Cable Co's death grip on content, and CBS lowered (or dropped) their retransmissions fee nonsense.
     
  4. marrone

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    A prepaid card wouldn't trigger an address request? Or will it automatically validate no matter what address you put on it.? I've never used a prepaid card before, so I don't know how that works (and actually was wondering what address to use if I ever did that)

    Thanks
    -Mike
     
  5. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    TWC is telling people in Dallas that they can watch the Cowboys next preseason game on the local Telemundo affiliate. :)
     
  6. lpwcomp

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    "fieldgoooooaaaaallllll"
     
  7. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    That's what they did here in Milwaukee for the most recent pre-season game; they recommended watching Telemundo for the video, and muting it and listening to the play-by-play over the radio.
     
  8. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    :D

    Thanks for the heads up. ;)
     
  9. busyba

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    More like "Intercepcion Roooooooooooooommmooooooooooooooooooo!" :D
     
  10. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    LMFAO!!

    :)


    It might be fun to listen to them talk about Romo en Espan├Ál. Might learn some new put downs. :D
     
  11. Bob Coxner

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    I don't use them myself so I'm not sure about the address part. Visa gift cards don't have an address associated with them, so there would be no address to check. However, I don't know if Aereo would accept those.

    http://usa.visa.com/personal/cards/prepaid/gift_card_faq.html

    Walmart also sells prepaid cards that can be reloaded. Those do have an address associated but I'm pretty sure you could give any address you like when buying it.

    https://www.walmartmoneycard.com/walmart
     
  12. Edmund

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    In the next 6 days I will miss 5 Dodger games because they're on KCAL CH 9. The Dodger's have been fun to watch lately, I can't live without my fix. :(
     
  13. ewolfr

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    We've been paying a surcharge since last year on our Directv bill. Its nice that they gave you a credit for them since according to this: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/10/entertainment/la-et-ct-directv-sports-surcharge-20121210

    the main option for a subscriber that doesn't want to pay is to switch to a lower priced package that doesn't include the sports channels.
     
  14. lpwcomp

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    It also says that "it is only for new DirecTV subscribers". Then again it says "DirecTV has also tested this approach with some current subscribers as well" whatever the heck that means.

    They have done this exactly like the cell phone companies did with their stupid "administrative fees". That way they can claim that it isn't a rate increase.
     
  15. ewolfr

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    Or if the promotional rate has expired and a subscriber is subject to whatever the prevailing rate is at that time. There are lots of ways they could apply the fee, just like with the administrative fees you mention. That article is also from back in December. Some things may have changed in how they apply the extra fee these days. But if anything they are probably spreading it to more people.
     
  16. trainman

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    That article is from last December and is out of date -- the regional sports network fee is now being charged to both new and old subscribers in the parts of the country that it affects.
     
  17. marrone

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    I'll check that out. Thanks.

    -Mike
     
  18. mlsnyc

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    Finally got the Leaf delivered from Amazon. All the big networks *except* CBS come in great -- crystal clear and no interference. Oddly enough to get the best reception for CBS, which in my case means less frequent freezes and pixelation that doesn't interrupt the program, is when the Leaf is tucked away in the back of the entertainment center with all the wires, not when it's close to the window or high up on the wall. Go figure.

    By the way, TWC offering discounts for antennas...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/23/time-warner-cable-cbs-antennas_n_3806103.html
     
  19. TAsunder

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    I get a chucke out of this tweet from Louis C. K. every time I think about it.

     
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    jamesbobo

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    Time Warner and CBS have reached an agreement! The terms of the deal have not been made public at this time. Got Time Warner? Check to see if CBS is back on. Showtime subscribers may want to see missed episodes of Dexter via On Demand. There was no episode of Dexter over the Labor Day weekend.
     

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