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Verizon FiOS Benefitting From CBS, Time Warner Cable Fight
by Karl Bode 06:25PM Thursday Aug 15 2013
Anonymous industry sources tell the New York Daily News that Time Warner Cable and CBS's ongoing retransmission feud and blackout are certainly helping Verizon. "Since Time Warner cut the cord on CBS [on Aug. 2], it’s been a boom-town time for them," a cable executive tells the paper.

How good? Verizon has supposedly seen a 5% to 15% uptake bump across several neighborhoods as Time Warner Cable customers start worrying about missing NFL games. Time Warner Cable is of course aided by the fact that FiOS still isn't available in huge swaths of numerous markets.

The paper also notes a spike in complaints from users looking to dump Time Warner Cable who are being left on hold "for an eternity."

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seamore
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fix it

This wiill all be fixed before the NFL season starts i bet.

90115534
Someone is sabotaging me.Finding out who
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Kenner, LA

Re: fix it

said by seamore:

This wiill all be fixed before the NFL season starts i bet.

I hope it isn't.
rjbasye

join:2000-05-24
Dry Ridge, KY
I have also heard that DISH and DirecTV are also benefiting from this poor business decision from the geniuses at TWC.
silbaco
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USA

Re: fix it

And they will no doubt lose those customers gained once CBs hits them up for higher retransmission fees and they make the same decision refuse to pay the higher costs.
rjbasye

join:2000-05-24
Dry Ridge, KY

Re: fix it

Probably so, It seems to me that TWC has more problems negotiating contracts then anyone else in a timely matter. This is the third one since they bought out Insight Communications in my area.
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
DirecTV is currently battling CBS so they could lose the channels as well.
rjbasye

join:2000-05-24
Dry Ridge, KY

Re: fix it

I know they had their dispute with Viacom last year but I haven't seen anything about DirecTV and CBS having problems. I know they have said that they support TWC. DISH also is in the TWC camp as well.
brianiscool

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Tampa, FL
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BrightHouse

I knew the user on here BHNtechXpert was full of it. He probably even works for Brighthouse. He was stating Verzion FIOS was going to do the same. It is interesting how I always see him only helping Brighthouse customers out. Now you can say goodbye to more of your helpless customers. Who all of a sudden lost their access to Stars and CBS.

Steve Mehs
Gun Control Is Using A Steady Hand
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Re: BrightHouse

I think it’s fairly common knowledge that Gary (aka BHNtechXpert) is a Brighthouse employee. He seems to go above and beyond in helping folks with issues, so there’s no reason to give him shit about it. And he never said Verizon was going to do the same thing with CBS at this moment. he said “This happens to virtually every provider at renewal time and Verizon is NO exception...it will happen to them as well.” Verizon being new in the TV business has not had to face as many contract disputes, but as agreements expire, you WILL see the same situations. It may not be with CBS, it may be with Disney, NBC-U, News Corp, Viacom or another programming provider. Just by doing a simple Google search I see this has already happened with some lower profile channels like Tennis Channel and Funimation. And I see the loss of the Rainbow channels were narrowly adverted. So enjoy being on your Verizon high horse until your favorite channel is no longer giving access to Verizon because they want an exorbitant rate increase.

And a few notes.

1) No duh! Of course he is only helping on BHN customers. How would you expect him to help out Comcast or Verizon customers exactly?
2) It’s not Stars it’s Starz
3) Starz is owned by Liberty, Showtime is owned by CBS, it was Showtime that was removed and Showtime subscribers are being given Starz until the channels are back.
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bobjohnson
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Re: BrightHouse

Haha. How did you get the impression that BHNtechXpert See Profile is a bright house employee.
»Re: Time Warner boosting Cable Modem Rental Fee to $5.99 a month

Anyhow, I'm happy for TWC taking a stand on this one. The same people that are freaking out about not having CBS would be wanting to cancel when their cable bill goes up $10 next quarter. Verizon is no different but they will agree to disagree just like all the pay tv companies have and raise rates just as they have been consistent in doing since they rolled out fios. Someone needs to stand up for the lowly peons that pay for their mansions, private jets and such.
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TVMAN

@bhn.net

thye will give in

Just like Hearst Television did just before the Olympics ... They cave in..
Network all they want is $$$$$$ and they tell the cable companies to just pass it on to us..
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY

$$

with all this extra cable-tv customer dough rolling in, you'd think the OTA channels could get rid of a few commercials during the popular shows.. nah, what fun would that be..

Oh well, there's always bittorrent...

Dragasoni
We're All Mad Here
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Palm Bay, FL

I don't get it

Why do people bother paying for cable or satellite TV? It's free over the air, plus there's Netflix and bit torrent for everything that's not broadcast. I've gone 3 years without cable TV and don't miss it at all.

-Dragasoni-

Mary

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RCN is available in NY also

RCN is available in NY also
tmc8080

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Brooklyn, NY
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Re: RCN is available in NY also

RCN doesn't really overlap with TWC, much. Most cable companies don't compete in each others' territories. Otherwise, you'd see Cablevision having a field day with Time Warner customers.

Most people aren't watching tv until the Fall season of their shows begin (usually starts in September). I still recommend cutting the (video subscriber) cord and finding INTERNET based alternatives.