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Time-Warner to dump 19 channels. UPDATE: Blackout Averted!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    http://www.courant.com/business/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-viacom-time-warner-cable,0,3722158.story
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels.

    Greed vs. Greed and everyone loses//.
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    There's a lot of this going around, SAT and local cable tv systems in stalemates with broadcast stations forcing them off the air. A hell of a time for these issues to flare up with the upcoming analog/digital switch-over.
     
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    Who the fuck needs all those stupid music channels? I get 17 music video channels on my cable, not to mention all those digital music channels in the 400s, and yet ESPN Classic and NFL Network, which WERE part of my package once upon a time, no longer are.
     
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    If someone takes away my VH-1 Classic, you will know my name by the bloodshed.
     
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    I had to find out about this on That '70s Show? Pure crap. If I get back to my house on Thursday, and I can't watch Scrubs at 7 p.m. on Comedy Central, I'm going to find make someone bleed.
     
  7. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    Time Warner has the hand in this one.

    Those channels offer very little.
     
  8. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    Not with anyone who has kids. Without Nickelodeon, Nick 2 and Noggin they'll lose millions of families to satellite. They'll reach a deal, or Time-Warner is dead.
     
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    I'm curious if we're going to see a shakeout on the video side in the coming years. Cable TV rates are already pricing themselves out of business, broadcast networks are moaning and groaning, and now SAT companies are dickering over carriage fees.
     
  10. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    Uh, Comedy Central offers plenty to me. Plenty. Fortunately, I'm with Comcast so I'm OK.
     
  11. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    Thank God I only have Time Warner internet service.
     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: So long, Colbert & Stewart: Time-Warner to dump 19 channels 1/1/09.

    Here's an article on local stations efforts to get money from cable/SAT companies (apparently its to pay for the local station's tech upgrades). And if this goes down I imagine cable and SAT bill will go up at least 5 percent (its not like ESPN has saved up the $500 million its promised the BCS).

    http://www.televisionbroadcast.com/article/71928
     
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