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CBS, Time Warner Cable End Feud, Sign Deal
by Karl Bode 08:14AM Tuesday Sep 03 2013
Time Warner Cable and CBS last night announced that the two companies had finally settled their retransmission feud, with CBS content returning to the Time Warner Cable lineup around 6PM Sunday evening. Like so many retransmission feuds before this one, the exact specifics of the agreement are being kept confidential, despite the fact that the month-long debate was intentionally very public, and very annoying.

As many had expected, the deal was struck just ahead of the NFL season, which generally adds more pressure for resolution, and oodles of political grandstanding from politicians feeding off the anger of NFL fans.

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gigahurtz
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join:2001-10-20
Palm Coast, FL
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·Bright House

On to the next one Time Warner/Brighthouse.

It seems, every month Time Warner/Brighthouse are "fueding" with one provider after another. They claim they're doing it for the "customer" yet they continue to raise rates regardless. They also add "modem rental fees" and all sorts of other "fees" that are ridiculous.

weaseled386

join:2008-04-13
Edgewater, FL

Re: On to the next one Time Warner/Brighthouse.

Of course it is just TW/BHN doing that. All other companies are dropping prices!

gigahurtz
Premium
join:2001-10-20
Palm Coast, FL

Re: On to the next one Time Warner/Brighthouse.

Ah yes, because that's what I said!

FFH
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Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

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said by gigahurtz:

It seems, every month Time Warner/Brighthouse are "fueding" with one provider after another. They claim they're doing it for the "customer" yet they continue to raise rates regardless. They also add "modem rental fees" and all sorts of other "fees" that are ridiculous.

The rates rise because TWC customers demand TWC give in and/or flee to other providers. The customers get what they deserve.
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n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

Re: On to the next one Time Warner/Brighthouse.

Exactly! While the customers are just pawns they do themselves no service by demanding a settlement and then crying when the prices go up.

On this mornings CBS's business report no less they commented that the cable companies are going to have to move to ala carte in order to keep prices down.
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voipguy

join:2006-05-31
Forest Hills, NY

Re: On to the next one Time Warner/Brighthouse.

Easy for CBS to say that. The programmers will not sell their channels to the cablecos á la carte. In fact, weeks ago TWC offered to sell CBS to its customers á la carte, at cost for whatever price CBS picked. CBS refused and called it a "stunt".

djrobx
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Re: On to the next one Time Warner/Brighthouse.

said by voipguy:

Easy for CBS to say that. The programmers will not sell their channels to the cablecos á la carte. In fact, weeks ago TWC offered to sell CBS to its customers á la carte, at cost for whatever price CBS picked. CBS refused and called it a "stunt".

Yep. The most famous "bundle" is the ABC / Disney / ESPN family of channels. ESPN demands that they get carried on a basic tier, and if the cableco doesn't agree, they lose ABC and Disney as well. That group that's well rounded enough to piss off just about everyone. Dad can't get his sports, Mom can't watch her soaps, and the kids can't watch the Disney Channel. End result, ESPN gets a ridiculous amount of money per sub.
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: On to the next one Time Warner/Brighthouse.

It's more like Disney-ABC demand that. ESPN isn't the one in charge. Disney-ABC is.

motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
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Re: On to the next one Time Warner/Brighthouse.

said by TBBroadband:

It's more like Disney-ABC demand that. ESPN isn't the one in charge. Disney-ABC is.

good thing is is that Disney and TWC made up and launched the longhorn network in Texas which means that the next Disney deal might not have a fight over carriage.

gigahurtz
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Palm Coast, FL
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Customer's demand a settlement because while the dispute is going on, customers are still paying for the service whether they have those channels or not. Please stop making TWC out to be saviors and defenders of all who want "low price television options". We both know they are far from this.
supertbone

join:2002-04-04
Pleasant Grove, UT

CBS caved

Mostly likely CBS caved on this deal. They don't want other MSOs to know how much less they are going to charge TW.

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Re: CBS caved

said by supertbone:

Mostly likely CBS caved on this deal. They don't want other MSOs to know how much less they are going to charge TW.

In other words, a couple years down the line when the contract expires, CBS will throw another fit and it will be status quo all over again...
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rit56

join:2000-12-01
New York, NY

Showtime

Where's my refund? I believe you owe a months credit.

Sarick
It's Only Logical
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USA
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Re: Showtime

There is a way to settle that credit issue. Since both of them failed to deliver your service they both should split the refund cost.

Even if you didn't have direct involvement with Showtime both companies caused a breach of contract by not settling before hand. The customers shouldn't have had service interrupted.
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mja1980

join:2013-05-09
Why didn't you cancel showtime when this all started? just asking.

Swindled

join:2013-09-03
Tampa, FL

Hmmm ...

Keeping An Eye On The Cable Bill For The Next Few Months ...