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Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Giant Assumption Behind the Entire Entertainment Business: Cable TV Is

The spat between CBS and Time Warner Cable is nearly a week old now, with 3.5 million network viewers still under a programming blackout. From New York to Los Angeles, CBS channels have gone dark for cable subscribers, all because CBS and TWC more
Washington Post ( 8/8/2013 5:11:04 AM -08:00 )

The Giant Assumption Behind the Entire Entertainment Business: Cable TV Is
America's largest media and entertainment companies are richer than ever. But their profits overwhelmingly rely on an anxious business model. Derek Thompson Aug 8 2013, 8:45 AM ET. Tweet. More. Email. Print · wolverine.jpg. REUTERS. America's biggest more
The Atlantic ( 8/8/2013 4:50:09 AM -08:00 )

Time Warner Cable threatens to pull dozens more channels
Time Warner Cable threatens to pull dozens more channelsFor a company with “Time” in its name, Time Warner Cable sure has a lousy sense of timing. In the heat of its nasty contractual dispute with CBS — which has left millions of subscribers without the Eye Network and Showtime for nearly a week — the cable more
New York Daily News ( 8/8/2013 12:30:40 AM -08:00 )

Let CBS and Time Warner Cable duke it out
The longer CBS and Time Warner Cable continue to fight over retransmission fees, the more calls there will be for government to intervene on behalf of Time Warner customers who've been cruelly denied their right to watch "Under the Dome" and "Ray more
Los Angeles Times ( 8/7/2013 5:04:41 PM -08:00 )

The History — And Future — Of Cable's Bundling
The History — And Future — Of CableFor Time Warner Cable customers in major cities, the battle for the future of television is playing out before their eyes. The cable company blocked CBS-owned channels as the two sides fight over fees: Time Warner says CBS wants too much money for its more
NPR ( 8/7/2013 1:16:06 PM -08:00 )

A Letter to CBS and TWC
Just how much is CBS asking Time Warner Cable to pay them to carry their programming? Just how much does TWC already pay? TWC makes money off of monthly subscription fees. CBS makes money off of TWC for a portion of those fees, plus advertising more
Huffington Post ( 8/7/2013 12:04:09 PM -08:00 )

CBS vs. Time Warner Cable: The latest
The image of the annoying cable guy is seared into our collective conscience – so it stands to reason that most people who look upon Time Warner Cable's decision to drop CBS last week is yet another example of how maddening the subscriber-based more
Entertainment Weekly ( 8/7/2013 10:48:38 AM -08:00 )

PGA Championship faces CBS blackout for Time Warner Cable customers
With the PGA Championship set to begin Thursday, tournament officials face the prospect that millions of fans in Los Angeles and cities across the nation will not be able to watch the final rounds on CBS this weekend. The network is embroiled in a dispute more
Los Angeles Times ( 8/7/2013 10:07:39 AM -08:00 )

Time Warner and CBS: stop bickering, or risk losing customers to the 'net
There was a time when newspapers were a formidable force throughout the country. So strong and powerful that profits and readers were taken for granted. With stunning myopia, newspapers focused their attention on beating other local newspapers. When more
Dallas Morning News (blog) ( 8/7/2013 9:01:32 AM -08:00 )

'Lone Ranger' sees red. Twitter tension between networks and critics.
After the coffee. Before seeing what I can get for my autographs. The Skinny: I'm up extra early today to listen to a Time Warner earnings call (it was a good quarter). That's Time Warner, not Time Warner Cable, so don't get your hopes up about new news more
Los Angeles Times ( 8/7/2013 8:20:56 AM -08:00 )

Time Warner Cable and CBS duke it out on Twitter, IRL
Oh snap. In a development reminiscent of middle-school drama, the spat between Time Warner Cable and CBS has erupted into a full-fledged media campaign. The two are disagreeing about retransmission fees, which cable operators pay broadcasting more
MarketWatch (blog) ( 8/7/2013 8:08:01 AM -08:00 )

Sen. Markey requests FCC intervene with Time Warner v. CBS
Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., has asked the Federal Communications Commission to stop Time Warner Cable from blacking out CBS programming. "I believe the public interest would be best served if carriage is restored by the parties at the earliest more
Businessweek ( 8/7/2013 5:59:09 AM -08:00 )

Time Warner Cable CEO offers to end blackout, proposes that CBS signal be
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Time Warner Cable Inc. CEO Glenn Britt has offered to end a four-day blackout of CBS stations in three major cities, saying the cable operator would allow CBS to sell its stations' signal "a la carte" to consumers instead of bundling it more
Montreal Gazette ( 8/7/2013 5:00:16 AM -08:00 )

CBS chief slams Time Warner Cable, calls offer a 'gesture'
By Liana B. Baker. Wed Aug 7, 2013 1:09am IST. (Reuters) - CBS Corp Chief Executive Leslie Moonves on Tuesday rejected the latest proposal by Time Warner Cable Inc to end its blackout of the network and dismissed the cable company's offer as a "public more
Reuters ( 8/7/2013 3:34:40 AM -08:00 )

CBS chief dismisses Time Warner Cable offer as empty PR
By Liana B. Baker. Wed Aug 7, 2013 7:45am IST. (Reuters) - CBS Corp on Tuesday rejected the latest proposal by Time Warner Cable Inc to end its blackout of the TV network in major cities in a dispute over fees and dismissed it as a "public relations gesture. more
Reuters ( 8/7/2013 3:34:40 AM -08:00 )

UPDATE 2-CBS chief slams Time Warner Cable, calls offer a "gesture"
Wed Aug 7, 2013 12:55am IST. By Liana B. Baker. Aug 6 (Reuters) - CBS Corp Chief Executive Leslie Moonves on Tuesday rejected the latest proposal by Time Warner Cable Inc to end its blackout of the network and dismissed the cable company's offer as a more
Reuters ( 8/7/2013 3:34:40 AM -08:00 )

CBS chief slams Time Warner Cable proposal to end blackout
Tue Aug 6, 2013 7:03pm IST. Aug 6 (Reuters) - CBS Corp Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves on Tuesday rejected the latest proposal by Time Warner Cable Inc to end its blackout of the network's shows. Moonves said in a letter to Time Warner Cable CEO more
Reuters ( 8/7/2013 3:34:40 AM -08:00 )

Customers Caught in TWC-CBS Fight
Customers Caught in TWC-CBS FightTWC image2.jpg Customers have high expectations. But sometimes they just expect what they were promised, what they are, after all, paying for. What customers certainly don't want is to be caught in the middle between two companies. But that's what more
1to1 Media (blog) ( 8/8/2013 4:40:34 AM -08:00 )

Time Warner Cable PT Raised to $130.00 (TWC)
Time Warner Cable Inc. logo Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) had its target price boosted by Argus from $115.00 to $130.00 in a report issued on Tuesday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. They currently have a buy rating on the stock. Time Warner Cable more
Watch List News (press release) ( 8/8/2013 4:40:21 AM -08:00 )

CBS–Time Warner Feud Is Only Hurting Themselves
As part of Time Warner Cable's efforts to convince 3 million of its customers that CBS, and CBS alone, is responsible for the fact that they have not been able to watch Big Brother or Showtime's Dexter since the cable provider–network standoff began Friday, more
Vulture ( 8/8/2013 4:30:54 AM -08:00 )