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Dan A

join:2008-01-03
Kendall Park, NJ

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CBS terms Comcast vs Time Warner Cable

I looked up terms of the ten year deal CBS signed with Comcast three years ago. On the surface the terms seem a lot better then what CBS is now asking for from Time Warner Cable.
»mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2···st/?_r=0



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..
·Verizon Online DSL
·Comcast

ok it says they reached a deal with time warner cable in 2009 for 5 years so why the dispute now since the deal doesn't expire til 2014? BTW Comcast was smart to do a 10 year deal with cbs which I also think they did a 10 year deal with abc/Disney last year didn't they?


rody_44
Premium
join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Dan A

You can insert any of the content providers and insert any of the cable companies and come up with the same results. In other words, the whole problem is all the stations want huge increases. Keep in mind ten years ago all these were must carries and free.



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

you can blame our government. Personally if you can get it via antenna it should be free but our government doesn't care.


neufuse

join:2006-12-06
James Creek, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Dan A

oh heck, CBS, ABC, NBC should be paying COMCAST and TW to carry their channels not the other way around... since they broadcast it for free, why should Comcast have to pay a retransmission fee? They should have to pay for bandwidth on the cableco's network since it is already available via OTA just my opinion...

they have to pay for the broadcast towers, so they should have to pay to do the carry on cable since in the end it benefits them



flwpwr

@comcast.net
reply to mikedz4

said by mikedz4:

you can blame our government. Personally if you can get it via antenna it should be free but our government doesn't care.

If you can get it by antenna, then it is FREE? You just have to do some work and hook up an antenna?

Otherwise you can PAY a third party to do the work for you. Aka a cable, dish, or antenna installaion company, not so popular anymore, but they exist.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..
·Verizon Online DSL
·Comcast

you don't pay to receive the signal over the air. Sure you pay money for the antenna but then guess what.....guess.... ITS FREE. No more money needed.
Of course our government couldn't care less and eventually there won't even be network tv over the air. What will probably exist over the air is public interest tv and pbs. While nbc, cbs, abc and fox will require some sort of subscription within the next 10 to 15 years


rody_44
Premium
join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA

LOL, The ones you mention already require the fee so you can drop the next 10 to 15 year part.



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

over the air. I was trying to say eventually over the air will only be for public access programming. everything else will require a fee. Where today people can put up an antenna and get most networks for FREE.



DaveDude
No Fear

join:1999-09-01
New Jersey
kudos:1
reply to Dan A

Why dont the cable providers join together, and start to push off "local" channels. Its not like they ever compete against each other. Comcast , Cablevision , and TW should say lower your price or get off our network .