In the opening shot in what CBS CEO Les Moonves has declared a “war” with Time Warner Cable over licensing fees, CBS disappeared from the channel lineup in several major markets at midnight on Monday. That blackout lasted only a half-hour, but this afternoon, Time Warner once again pulled CBS from its lineup in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
Time Warner Cable has dropped No. 1 primetime network, CBS, in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other markets.
— Michael Konopasek (@MikeKonopasek) August 2, 2013
BOOM! CBS network is off the air on Time Warner Cable pic.twitter.com/nc1z7D1joD
— David Beck (@dbecktweets) August 2, 2013
The best either CBS or Time Warner can hope for, it seems, is to come out of the dispute looking less bad than the other.
I don't like Time Warner or CBS #IranIraqwar
— Gary Collard (@LakerGMC) August 2, 2013
CBS and TimeWarner, you're both jerks.
— Randi (@PupsAndPucks) August 2, 2013
With all the CBS vs. Time Warner messages and commercials, I feel like the kid caught in b/t divorced parents. Just give me my damn TV.
— Roni Loren (@RoniLoren) August 2, 2013
— Vin Nolan (@vin_nolan) August 2, 2013
Let me get this straight. I live in Manhattan and I can't get cbs on cable? Thanks for nothing time Warner.
— Dave Kurtzberg (@DaveKurtzberg) August 2, 2013
Yes, Time Warner is shit. But CBS is making pretty outrageous demands for programming that we can get for free. Neither is looking good now.
— Dan R. (@dsrbroadway) August 2, 2013
— Paul (@PAD9779) August 2, 2013
Time Warner are you fucking serious? I don't care about CBS but you aren't really in a place to argue over "outrageous" prices. Ammiright.
— Sara Deez Nuts (@SaraDeee) August 2, 2013
Two things I'm thankful for: It's not football season yet and I'm not a Time Warner Cable customer anymore. No CBS and no football. No thx.
— Dave Wenn (@davewenn) August 2, 2013
Time Warner Cable drops CBS in NYC, L.A. and Dallas, luckily the elderly still have The Weather Channel to fall back on.
— Casey Trottier (@HotDogShowers) August 2, 2013
Ballsy move by Time Warner Cable dropping CBS. But other than for football I wouldn't even notice. What's on CBS?
— David Neighbor (@dneighbor) August 2, 2013
I feel bad for Time Warner customers who are going to miss out on quality August CBS programming such as
— Scoops Maroun (@ejmaroun) August 2, 2013