CBS Blocks TWC Subscribers from Viewing to Watch Full Episodes

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Things are getting even uglier in the dispute between CBS Corp. and (TWC), which has resulted in 13 CBS Owned & Operated TV stations in the eight markets covered by TWC, cable networks , (TMC), and , which are wholly or partly owned by CBS, to go dark. A CBS spokesperson has confirmed reports that CBS has blocked TWC subscribers from viewing, which would enable those affected by the dispute with a different avenue to view their favorite CBS programs.

“If Time Warner Cable is a customer’s internet service provider, then their access to CBS full episode content via online and mobile platforms has been suspended as a result of Time Warner Cable’s decision to drop CBS and Showtime from their market. As soon as CBS is restored on Time Warner Cable systems in affected markets, that content will be accessible again,” the CBS spokesperson said.

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  • Over4tea

    CBS has got to be kidding. They tout the fact that they’re the most-watched network (meaning they can command top-dollar for ads), yet somehow they still think their inflated carriage fee demands are justified.

  • KansasGuest

    OUCH! I wonder how many people will use those YouTube videos that teach them how to install HD antennas in a pinch…

  • Harlee

    TWC is in our market and TW is horrible to work with and service & customer service is by far the worse in the business. I switched my high speed service to a small but customer friendly cable provider WOW, which I have been completely satisfied for over 4 years.

  • Marlene

    This is so upsetting to me because 85% of what I watch on TV is on CBS and I’m about to see if I can get another cable company! I say pay them because the bill I get every month is already high so we should get all the channels and there shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Fox

    Look, Time Warner wins no awards from me, but this move on CBS’s part is pretty low. The Internet and Cable charges on the Time Warner bill are totally separate line items, and what customers are paying for Internet access doesn’t compute into CBS’s squabble with Time Warner. The FCC should slap them for this discriminatory move, fine them, and order them to stop.

  • birdladync

    My husband just left and my only way to watch tv is online using the internet service my son has who currently lives with me. Guess who he has. I can not afford direct tv etc.

  • Holden

    Ever since CBS has killed and cancelled the two longest-running soaps (that got them ratings they can now only dream of with their cheap talk/game shows, especially in the women 18-49 key demographic) without ANY serious effort to turn things around – as was successfully done with DAYS and GH – we all know they don’t give a damn about their viewers.

    And even when it’s totally obvious THEY, i. e. their executives and directors, are the cause of all problems, they won’t correct their mistakes.

  • Cindy Cook Morgan

    CBS and TW need to get it together. I’ve been watching hulu and netflix and am starting to think that I can live without either of them. Bite the hand that feeds them and they both may end up starving!

  • KeyzW

    Glad the only thing I watch on cbs is Y&R, haven’t watched any other show on this boring network since they canceled my CSI MIAMI!!!