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      For all people with Time Warner Cable...

      http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...ByO8g&refer=us


      I was in the middle of watching some shitty movie on Comedy Central (Bachelor 2 I think...) and this little black bar pops up on the bottom saying something along the lines of Time Warner dropping 18 channels from their listing including Nickelodeon, Spike, Comedy Central and 15 others. Now I can't get through to any of their customer support people.


      This honestly doesn't make sense to me. They're going to lose a lot of customers doing this, which will hurt them a lot more then having to pay Viacom for 18 channels.


      By the way, their waiting music sucks ass.

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      So I finally got through with a Customer Service rep and basically said not to worry. He sounded really stressed though so I'm sure I'm not the first person calling in about it, I really hope our internet isn't affected from it.

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      DISH NETWORK MUTHAFUCKA!!!!!!!

      pwnt

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      Time Warner................. Cable?

      IT'S A SIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111 !!1!

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      Actually DishNetwork did something similar a year or so ago. We got the channels back a bit later. All it is really is a negotiation tactic. They're paying too much for the right to broadcast those channels, so they threaten to drop them. When Viacom (or whoever) doesn't adjust their prices, DishNetwork (or in this case Time Warner) follows through on their threat, to demonstrate that they are not bluffing.

      In the end, Viacom can't afford to lose the profit, so they re-negotiate the contract, and DishNetwork gets the channels back a month (or less) later. What they'll likely do is drop cetain channels from the basic package, and make them available at the next package level. That's what happened with DishNetwork.

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      anyone telling you to get dish network is either joking, or just trying to be funny.

      ...I thought it was funny.

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      I was in the middle of watching some shitty movie on Comedy Central
      ...why?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Never View Post
      ...why?
      Because South Park was over and I was in a really really really comfortable chair.

      @ MoS

      I'm really hoping that is what happens.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Elis D. View Post
      DISH NETWORK MUTHAFUCKA!!!!!!!

      pwnt
      I have Dish network and I just lost a local channel. No more Jeopardy .

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      Quote Originally Posted by CatBus View Post
      Because South Park was over and I was in a really really really comfortable chair.
      Good answer.

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      Question

      Is this time warner DIGITAL cable or just normal cable?
      Sorry in im not very literate in this kind of stuff
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      Direct TV w/ DVR+ is the only way to enjoy television. Dish Networks sux major buttocks!

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      Quote Originally Posted by capoopy View Post
      Is this time warner DIGITAL cable or just normal cable?
      Sorry in im not very literate in this kind of stuff
      The channels that are being lost are being lost because of failed negotiations with Viacom, so it will affect anyone with Time Warner Cable of some sort.


      I'm starting to think they may have been bluffing though, we haven't lost any of the threatened channels yet.

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