Re: SMH at CBS
said by ADL:I hope CBS receives the brunt of user anger. Blocking television retransmission is bad. Blocking INTERNET access-- clearly out of spite-- is WAY over the line.
CBS shouldn't be blocking internet users anyway.
If you try click the Watch Now link for content on the CBS website, first you get the banner saying Time Warner is blocked--- THEN they show you a propaganda video blaming Time Warner.
Childish, immature, heavy-handed. CBS can drop dead.
BitTorrent and live streaming to the rescue! Seriously. All these shenanigans will do is push more people into technologies where they can watch what they want, and bypass all of the blocks.
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Mullica Hill, NJ
Re: BitTorrent and live streaming to the rescue!
said by rjbasye:Yep but the content owners have only themselves to blame when they start these fights.
Yep, It's a shame paying customers have to resort to Bit torrent and piracy in order to watch Dexter and Ray Donovan.
[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports
Fairly obvoius who cares less about their customers... It's one thing for TWC to adhere to a contract and terminate a service that has expired. I think anyone in business would be ticked off if someone continued to use a service that had expired so you can't exactly point the finger at TWC for "removing" CBS owned content from their service.
CBS by intentionally blocking anyone with TWC as an ISP is basically saying to their viewers, "Screw you!" Most cable customers can't simply switch providers any more than we can switch our blood type. As most people mentioned here, CBS seems intent on driving their loyal viewers, their customers, to find either legal alternatives where available (such as sticking an antenna on your shiny, new HDTV) which net CBS no extra money and teach people that they really don't need cable (thereby screwing themselves since they would lose retrains fees) or it will drive customers to illegal methods OR, better yet, driving them to Aereo. As CBS leads the fight because they know they (theoretically) stand to lose the most, Aereo stands to be the biggest winner.
Personally, I believe TWC should have invested in buying a few hundred/thousand indoor antennas and gave them to any customer who requested one with basic instructions on how to use it and scan for channels. When the fight is over, it's not like customers can opt out of paying for the locals (as I believe the FCC made sure they have to be carried on the basic tier). Giving free antennas will give many customers the ability to watch all the locals and for those times where the cable goes out, it gives customers a way to watch until the cable is repaired.
I hope CBS gets nothing for their greed. I hope that they eventually get their licenses revoked by the FCC.
·Time Warner Cable
Re: Fairly obvoius who cares less about their customers...
said by milnoc:And, they are not blocking paid content. My other half bought the Big Brother feeds. Those work just fine, but we can't watch other CBS shows.
That's exactly what's happening. CBS is blocking TWC Internet subscribers from accessing their on-line content! It's completely insane!
They should not be blocking Time Warner internet subscribers from public content.
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