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Time Warner Cable, CBS pull back from blackout

Discussion in 'Cable TV Discussion' started by SayWhat?, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Milkman

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    Here is the thing about CBS.COM being a "freebie".

    Before this contract thing I would have totally agreed with you. BUT now they have selectively removed the ability to access their content based on the company of the high speed provider that they are having a falling out with. This tells me that it IS NOT a freebie.

    Let's face it, NOTHING is free, and part of the money that they get from D*, E*, TWC, Comcast, etc. goes to funding that content. They didn't think this through before they put it into place. It would be nice if there was a way to get DirecTV to speak up from a corporate level and tell them to IMMEDIATELY figure out a work around for their paying customers to access this content.
     
  2. mailiang

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    DTV has nothing to do with TWC's ISP. DTV is angry because they have TWC ISP customers and feel that CBS is being unfair and practicing a policy that violates NET Neutrality.

    Again, sorry for all the confusion. I shouldn't be posting this early in the morning before I had my coffee! :coffee


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  3. SayWhat?

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    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-cbs-wins-time-warner-cable-20130813,0,3130351.story
     
  4. SayWhat?

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    News stories indicate they've finished their measuring contest, got things tucked away and are back on the air (so-to-speak).
     
  5. inkahauts

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    Yeah but no knows who finally blinked most.


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  6. SayWhat?

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    No, they never say who was bigger.

    Personally, I think those terms should be required to be disclosed, especially after a deliberate outage. I think that type of transparency would go a long ways to preventing these things. Corporate accountability is seriously lacking.

    Anybody know if the stockholders get this information?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    I wouldn't think so. If stockholders got the info, it would leak. Plus I'm not sure what would cause issues with regulators, insider trading etc.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    I think all over the air stations should have to publicly state it but they'd just jack up the rates for the cable stations to offset and make them not look as bad.


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  9. Dude111

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    Its kinda sad they didnt continue to stand up!!
     
  10. Bambler

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    The ironic thing about this is that even though DirecTV was the most vocal (publicly at least) about trying to "support" TWC in their fight against CBS, they were using the fact that TWC didn't have this agreement to lure customers.

    I have a friend who, out of curiosity, called DirecTV about a new service inquiry and made the casual comment about how he lacks CBS. Well, the customer service rep was only to happy to point to the fact that they carry CBS and all of the stations in dispute and that he should switch.

    When he told me this, I couldn't help but to laugh at the hypocrisy.

    That's why prices will continue to rise; a provider will always either use the fact that their competition doesn't have this or that or get content the others don't have. Someone will pay that high price.
     
  11. Dude111

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    You and they know MOST PEOPLE will be taken in by it!
     
  12. dpeters11

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  13. Gloria_Chavez

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    TWC may have lost 300k customers.

    But the rest of us lost as well. As a result of TWC's cave, by 2016, each of us will be paying CBS 2 dollars a month. And that means that every other national broadcaster will also get 2 dollars a month, except for Telemundo, which will settle for 1.50.

    What does that add up to? 11.50 (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Univision, Telemundo) a month, just for locals.
     
  14. yosoyellobo

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    Is that on top of we are paying now? If true I see antenna in the future.
     

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