‘We are at war’: Time Warner Cable (briefly) pulls CBS, Showtime

CBS and Showtime disappeared — briefly — from Time Warner Cable in many markets at midnight after the companies failed to reach a licensing agreement.

CBS CEO Les Moonves told the Los Angeles Times’ Joe Flint, “We are at war with Time Warner Cable.”

If the blackout was the first battle, it didn’t last long.

  • nerdtertainment

    welp, time to read a book.

  • nc

    I’m SO glad I got rid of my cable.

    • Jill

      With the internet and a Roku, we ‘fired’ our cable company years ago. Antics, such as these, will only help fuel the ‘cord cutters’ movement.

      • Worship Dancer

        i just moved to Sky Angel & FAVE

  • fireandreamitchell

    I have Time Warner. I never watch CBS or their crappy other channels anyway. No loss to me.

  • Damien Johnson

    I haven’t even really watched any tv. Most of the tv I watch is via my computer, connected to my tv.

  • twistedgenius

    I barely watch my cable anymore, ever since i bought a roku.

    • nc

      Why still pay for the cable? Between the Roku, Internet and an antenna, you’ll save a pile of money every month.

  • Republicanvet

    …so a few people may have missed fake news stories and gay-themed movies. For 33 minutes. And people are flipping out. Low Information Voters.

    • Texan357

      This is what happens when a populace mollified by cake and circus is denied one or the other.

    • Damien Johnson

      that was the other reason I stopped watching tv. It seems like you can’t get away from this homosexual crap anymore. I never had a problem with shows in the years before 2008 that had gay characters because they didn’t feel the need to thrust it in your face all the time. These new shows outright show men/women kissing, but not each other, and I don’t want to see that mess.

      • nc

        They’ve been inserting it fiction, too. I like to read novels to “escape” but if it’s written within the last five years or so, there will often be a homosexual character prominently featured. Like you said, Damien, in your face. You WILL be sympathetic! As soon as I see that sort of thing (not just the incidental presence, but the agenda), back to the library it goes.

        • Damien Johnson

          There’s plenty of entertainment to stick to from the past 20 years and beyond, thankfully! That don’t get in your face with that mess.

          • nc

            You said it. Some of the older stuff is so much better. Comedy didn’t have to go blue to be funny.

  • al hunt

    wow now people won’t be able to see who is the next top idol that survived dancing with the millionaire celebrity chef…or whatever.

  • CatHerder

    Trying to remember the last time I watched any network programming, I think it was when they cancelled Black Sheep Squadron. Really don’t care to see dancing with the survivor of hell’s kitchen’s bachelorette bridezilla.

  • americandavey

    I really haven’t watched Network TV 7 years now. I do not count the 1 or 2 shows I may watch if I remember if they are on.

  • Joe W.

    I have not watched NBC, CBS, ABC or FOX for well over a decade, and I would not miss them one bit if my provider dropped them all. I would love the savings, too. I fully support the de-bundling of TV channels and paying for only those I want to watch. I get so many garbage channels and end up supporting a bunch of filthy “entertainers” in the process.

    • Worship Dancer

      think about switching to sky angel and FAVE – a BUNCH of FAMILY programming plus MLB, NFL, NBA channels.

  • ObamaFail

    About the only thing I would miss if CBS was gone from my cable forever is “How I Met Your Mother.” But like that message Time Warner put up, I can always watch it on their website the day after it airs on tv.

  • LibLieExposer

    Anything that shuts down David Loserman is OK by me.

  • Russ

    Does anyone even watch the broadcast networks anymore? I’ll flip it on to watch the Super Bowl, and even for that I have to consult the channel lineup to find it.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Mostly FOX (For Sports, the Simpsons, and a few other shows…)Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Worship Dancer

      not me. i usually just go to the website and read the news.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    HERE’S ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT THIS:Time/Warner, a big MSM CABLE COMPANY, vs CBS/SONY/VIACOM, An MS Media Network….THIS IS PURE JOY FOR ME! (And luckily, we have Knology..) Jawamax 8<{D}

    • stuckinIL4now

      My thoughts as well–the libturd nitwit network vs the libturd nitwit cable provider. Dang that evil capitalism that allows them to haggle over money only to eventually fleece their customers/viewers.

  • ThomasCollins1

    Ala carte programming is the only thing that will save TV

    • World B. Free

      Seriously. The packages that are offered by the cable providers in my area suck. I’m sure the technology exists to offer programming “a la carte”. They could probably even make more money that way.

  • Janice LEE

    Oh, the humanity.

  • DefCon99

    Considering how bad Letterman does in the ratings, was the absence even missed?

  • Stephen L. Hall

    If I actually watched either of these entities . . . I might actually care.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Failed publicity stunt?