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Old August 5 2013, 01:37 AM   #16
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Re: Time Warner pulls CBS station signals, L.A., NYC

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This is why I want more regulation.

1.) No company can cahrge over 100 bucks a month--and for that you get everything. All channels, internet, 'phone--everything.
2.) all local channels and network channels must be carried by all cable and satellite companies BY LAW!!
One and two conflict and would be very bad for cable companies financially.
Boo hoo.

I'm not sure about the first of the above rules but I would unhesitatingly support the second.
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Old August 5 2013, 06:27 PM   #17
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This is why I want more regulation.

1.) No company can cahrge over 100 bucks a month--and for that you get everything. All channels, internet, 'phone--everything.
2.) all local channels and network channels must be carried by all cable and satellite companies BY LAW!!
One and two conflict and would be very bad for cable companies financially.
Boo hoo.

I'm not sure about the first of the above rules but I would unhesitatingly support the second.
You would also have to put a cap on what OTA channels could charge. But then, I don't give a shit about OTA channels. I couldn't tell you the last time I watched one regularly and for sporting events I can just use the rabbit ears.

The market works best when OTA's can charge whatever they can get and cable operators have the choice of paying or not.
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Old August 5 2013, 09:19 PM   #18
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I am very unhappy with the situation. As it goes now, my TW bill is the single most expensive bill I have. To even have to face the idea of a major station being dropped is ludicrous. These bastards need to work it out, quietly and quickly without causing any problems or price increases for the consumers.
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Old August 5 2013, 09:44 PM   #19
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I am very unhappy with the situation. As it goes now, my TW bill is the single most expensive bill I have. To even have to face the idea of a major station being dropped is ludicrous. These bastards need to work it out, quietly and quickly without causing any problems or price increases for the consumers.
I agree. This whole situation is bullshit. I've noticed they offer Starz while all this goes on. Whoopdie-fucking-doo I didn't get Starz when I got my cable package because I DIDN'T WANT STARZ. I WANTED MY GODDAMN SHOWTIME.

Time Warner is also one of my highest bills at the moment, due to lack of competition here (I like to call it the buttcrack of the South, but that's harsh toward buttcracks), so I'm pretty much forced to go to Dish.
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Old August 5 2013, 11:45 PM   #20
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I am very unhappy with the situation. As it goes now, my TW bill is the single most expensive bill I have. To even have to face the idea of a major station being dropped is ludicrous. These bastards need to work it out, quietly and quickly without causing any problems or price increases for the consumers.
I agree. This whole situation is bullshit. I've noticed they offer Starz while all this goes on. Whoopdie-fucking-doo I didn't get Starz when I got my cable package because I DIDN'T WANT STARZ. I WANTED MY GODDAMN SHOWTIME.

Time Warner is also one of my highest bills at the moment, due to lack of competition here (I like to call it the buttcrack of the South, but that's harsh toward buttcracks), so I'm pretty much forced to go to Dish.
I can't even do that. The Apt Complex doesn't allow dishes. Its TW or nothing, basically.
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Old August 6 2013, 12:18 AM   #21
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One and two conflict and would be very bad for cable companies financially.
Boo hoo.

I'm not sure about the first of the above rules but I would unhesitatingly support the second.
You would also have to put a cap on what OTA channels could charge.
I'm not really having a problem with that.
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Old August 6 2013, 04:20 AM   #22
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I feel sorry for all of the people affected by this nonsense.
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Old August 6 2013, 06:53 PM   #23
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Every TW customer is affected now even if your local affiliate isn't off the system. ALL CUSTOMERS ACROSS THE US have lost CBS on demand channel AND our Time Warner isp's have been banned from streaming CBS shows online.
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Old August 6 2013, 08:10 PM   #24
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I'm pretty fucking pissed right now. They couldn't wait until Dexter and Ray Donovan were over? I've been looking for an excuse to tell Time Warner to suck it and go to dish. Looks like I have my excuse!
Shit, I didn't know Showtime was a CBS channel. I haven't check my PVR for Sunday's Dexter yet.
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Old August 7 2013, 01:42 AM   #25
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I feel sorry for all of the people affected by this nonsense.
I really, really don't. Its a TV channel, no ones lives are going to be even marginally impacted by not seeing Dexter. Last year, we lost the NFL Network (something I watched ALOT of) for several months when Time Warner bought our local cable company. I simply found something else to do. Rarely do I watch NFL Network now.
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Old August 7 2013, 07:53 PM   #26
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I feel sorry for all of the people affected by this nonsense.
I really, really don't. Its a TV channel, no ones lives are going to be even marginally impacted by not seeing Dexter. Last year, we lost the NFL Network (something I watched ALOT of) for several months when Time Warner bought our local cable company. I simply found something else to do. Rarely do I watch NFL Network now.
So, by that logic, if you plopped down $80 for a Star Trek Blu-Ray set, and found out halfway through the season that CBS home video decided through negotiation breakdown that they couldn't put the rest of the season on disc and were going to replace the last half season with episodes from Everybody Loves Raymond, you wouldn't have a problem with it? Spending your hard earned money on the set?
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Old August 8 2013, 02:12 PM   #27
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So, by that logic, if you plopped down $80 for a Star Trek Blu-Ray set, and found out halfway through the season that CBS home video decided through negotiation breakdown that they couldn't put the rest of the season on disc and were going to replace the last half season with episodes from Everybody Loves Raymond, you wouldn't have a problem with it? Spending your hard earned money on the set?
This has got to be one of the worst analogies I've ever seen.

I don't know about you, but I've had cable through various providers for the last thirty years. I can't remember a year where they weren't negotiating with one content provider or another and there have been many years where we've temporarily lost programming due to drawn out negotiations. DirecTV, Dish and other cable providers go through the same negotiations every single year with one content provider or another. I was with Insight before Time Warner took over and went through the same shit time and again. It's simply part of the subscription TV model.

Whispers that I hear have CBS/Showtime asking for a 600% increase in the carry fees that they receive from Time Warner. Imagine if Time Warner sent you a letter telling you they were going to increase your cost of Showtime six-fold just so you could watch Dexter on time! So it's no surprise that CBS held the premiere of Showtime's most popular show until two days after their contract with Time Warner expired, knowing that it would spark this type of response.

It's just TV, so whenever this happens I find something else to watch. If there's nothing better to watch I'll go read a book or play a video game or *gasp* go outside.
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The Blu-Ray analogy doesn't hold, because typically seasons are released all at once. You may have some jackass company that does a "Volume 1" and "Volume 2" but in all instances of this that I've seen, the full season does get released.
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I am very unhappy with the situation. As it goes now, my TW bill is the single most expensive bill I have. To even have to face the idea of a major station being dropped is ludicrous. These bastards need to work it out, quietly and quickly without causing any problems or price increases for the consumers.
If CBS is increasing the price they charge TW, why shouldn't TW be able to pass that price onto the consumer?
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I am very unhappy with the situation. As it goes now, my TW bill is the single most expensive bill I have. To even have to face the idea of a major station being dropped is ludicrous. These bastards need to work it out, quietly and quickly without causing any problems or price increases for the consumers.
If CBS is increasing the price they charge TW, why shouldn't TW be able to pass that price onto the consumer?
Because they're eeeeeevvilllllllll!
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