I hope the cable companies all destroy each-other with this kind of BS. They can't remove CBS local because people may try to get it via antenna, and then realize "Hey! The quality is better than what I got from cable!"
The sad thing, is that cable company's aren't allowed to rebroadcast without paying the local tv provider. The TV provider makes more $'s the more people watch their commercials. They are now "dipping from all ends" of the revenue stream. The consumer directly, the cable provider, and the commercial sales. Honestly the FCC needs to step in here and allow anyone to rebroadcast "freely" broadcast tv without limitation if its in a not-for-profit or non altered condition. (You can't resell CBS, nor can you intercept, modify and re-transmit with your own commercials.) The price of cable is directly correlated to the cost of the channels available to you.
FYI, CBS is broadcast in HD for FREE over the airwaves. You dont need cable to watch it. So who gives a shyt anyway. If you dont have a tv that can get digital signals by now then time to get in your horse and buggy and get a new one or get a digital receiver/converter box.
The big issue in my opinion is the bullying tactics employed by CBS. Because it is fair for a TW to decide to stop a paid collaboration/exchange of services with another company, punishing it's own users as CBS said, but it is not fair to block TW from accessing a free service. This is a tactic that deserves mafia awards. If I was in the US, I would demand this business practice to get a fine at the very least. Maybe criminal charges also, because to me it seems like a criminal behaviour.
have been cable tv free for abotu a eyar now, don't really miss it, I have a leaf antenna and get hd channels just fine where I live between net flix hulu and amazon prime i get plenty of content as well. I would gladly pay a few bucks a month to have the channels I would actually watch, but not paying for a bunch that i do not.
Good, I hope Time Warner holds out. I don't give two shits about CBS and don't want to pay for it. There's maybe 10 channels I watch and that's not one of them. I can listen to packers on radio just fine.
Well, I do not watch much TV, but I occasionally view some shows off CBS.com. I'm not in one of the markets that TW has switched off access so I can watch CBS off my TW cable TV. However, CBS blocked access to CBS.com. I can understand the fee dispute, and I can understand the TW refusal to carry CBS in the markets involved in the dispute, while the contract has expired. I find CBS's blocking of the internet site a repugnant, malicious and arrogant abuse of the customer base, since it has nothing to do with the issue. As usual, the customer suffers.