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(Reuters)   Time Warner CEO offers a deal to get CBS back to the 11.9 million subscribers. Both sides still waiting to see when customers actually notice the channel is gone   (reuters.com) divider line 7
    More: Unlikely, CEO, CBS, Time Warner Cable, media market, Craig Moffett, Verizon FiOS, subscribers, RBC Capital Markets  
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2013-08-06 08:46:52 AM  
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pdieten: Carth: Why would anyone in a major pay for the broadcast networks? You can get them free in HD with a small antenna.

Because if you want any cable channels, having one set of programming come in via the cable box and the other via antenna will obligate you to switch the video source on your TV. There are a lot of people in this world who are not smart enough to figure out how to do that.

Besides, the cable company provides a nice program guide for the broadcast stations, and you won't get anything that nice over the air. And how would you record those channels if you wanted to?


www.picshag.com
2013-08-06 08:33:34 AM  
2 votes:
"unable to watch the summer hit "Under the Dome" and live sports that airs on CBS such as golf."

The children, someone think of them.
2013-08-06 08:15:45 AM  
2 votes:
That's funny, I have Time Warner Cable internet and I still am able to get all of the CBS shows I care to watch.
2013-08-06 02:24:03 PM  
1 votes:
By the way, there's an effort afoot to revive one of the nastier provisions of SOPA, namely, making unauthorized streaming a felony. As if there aren't enough felonies already.
2013-08-06 11:31:38 AM  
1 votes:
www.tvworthwatching.com

Ever notice how bad CBS programming is?
2013-08-06 11:30:07 AM  
1 votes:

Lawnchair: Is local news a requirement?  Several world TV broadcasters in English out there on streaming and/or free-to-air satellite dish.  Al Jazeera English, Jewish News One, China Central TV, NHK World, France 24, Russia Today, etc. (I may have some weird world views after all that).


Interestingly, every single one of those channels, excluding Jewish News One, is a proproganda channel owned by a foreign government, and Jewish News One is obviously a religious based channel.
2013-08-06 08:21:44 AM  
1 votes:

gfid: The thing is, if cable companies and dish companies keep pulling this kind of thing they're going to just speed up their demise and force Showtime and AMC and whoever happens to be next to start offering online subscriptions without going through a TV provider.

And that will be a win/win/lose (win for consumers, win for the networks, lose for TWC, Dish, et al.)


If you don't hold the line somewhere, it's a dollar more every. single. year. until the stratosphere is breached.

Going a-la-carte could be a win for consumers maybe.  It's very little win for the networks.  The number of people willing to pay for the a-la-carte is much smaller.  Right now, lets say AMC gets 40 cents for every single cable subscriber (whether they watch AMC or not).  In the a-la-carte model, they have to charge more than 40 cents, since not everyone wants AMC.  If they charge $4 a month, they have to sign up 1/10th of the current cable households.  Even that is a  massive challenge.  Virtually no other model is going to provide as much cash as getting 40 cents from every cable-sub household.
 
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