Time Warner cable met their competition head-to-head today by offering an HBO starter bundle for $29.99-per-month to new customers.
CBS and Time Warner have renewed their deal for reprogramming fees and a full content carriage agreement for CBS channels including CBS Sports Network and Showtime.
It’s official. Having threatened their own customers for weeks, Time Warner has finally put CBS on blackout status in three major U.S. markets: Los Angeles, New York and Dallas. Other metropolitan areas affected include Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Detroit.
Time Warner is now simulcasting cable news channels CNN & HLN online to customers of Comcast, Dish Network, AT&T, Verizon and other providers. However, don’t be confused if you’re a Time Warner Cable subscriber and can’t get the online channels.
With Comcast and Time-Warner now moving forward with video paywalls, are the cable companies doing what Hollywood and the music industry couldn’t do? Profit from the Internet… by forcing viewers to keep their cable subscriptions? That reality is coming sooner than you think.