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Time Warner Cable recommends customers use Aereo to get CBS programming if new re-transmission deal issues are not resolved

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jul 2013 19:50 User comments (5)

Time Warner Cable recommends customers use Aereo to get CBS programming if new re-transmission deal issues are not resolved For those outside of its coverage area it may not be a big deal, but Time Warner Cable and CBS are in an ongoing battle over licensing fees to re-transmit the network's channels and programs.
If the dispute is not settled, CBS is expected to pull all of its programming from the major cable operator. Time Warner has argued that CBS is trying to renegotiate the fees at a rate 600 percent higher than the last contract, a massive jump especially for programming that is free with a digital antenna.

TWC has also threatened to recommend that all of its NYC customers (many millions) try Aereo if CBS does pull the content. Aereo allows users to watch free, OTA content on any mobile device along with a free remote DVR. Aereo does not pay any re-transmission fees as it uses tiny digital TV antennas for each user in its own facilities and links to the streams.

The company could certainly use the backing of a major cable network, as it has faced significant backlash since launching in 2011. Last year, CBS, NBC, Fox and other smaller broadcasters filed a copyright suit claiming unauthorized access to their content. So far, two federal courts have sided with Aereo.

Aereo is available in New York, Boston, Atlanta and Chicago and costs $8 per month.

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5 user comments

122.7.2013 20:19

TW just raised my cable bill an extra $10.00 a month. No way im paying that. Also they are charging us about $4.00 a month in internet modem fees. There is a class action lawsuit because of that.

Does anyone no of a decent antenna i can purchase.

222.7.2013 21:45

They had a similar problem 3-4 years ago.

322.7.2013 22:26

Originally posted by davidl1l:
TW just raised my cable bill an extra $10.00 a month. No way im paying that. Also they are charging us about $4.00 a month in internet modem fees. There is a class action lawsuit because of that.

Does anyone no of a decent antenna i can purchase.
Aereo :)

423.7.2013 12:41

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by davidl1l:
TW just raised my cable bill an extra $10.00 a month. No way im paying that. Also they are charging us about $4.00 a month in internet modem fees. There is a class action lawsuit because of that.

Does anyone no of a decent antenna i can purchase.
Aereo :)
Yea i read about Aereo but i think you have to live in certain cities to get that.

524.7.2013 10:52

I have Aereo and it is great.I dropped my cable immediately and i went from paying 60 a month for my cable to 8.00 a month. Of course Aereo is less channels but I never watch a lot of cable channels anyway.

My cable also went up 10.00 a month which was an influence. Whats good about Aereo is free DVR service. i'm charged 11.00 per month by my cable company for the DVR service and Aereo is free.

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