Time Warner Cable & CBS’ Kerfuffle

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TWC_CBS_logosTime Warner Cable and CBS are a feudin’.  Get a big discount off your bill NOW, before they make nicey-nice.

TWC blacked out CBS in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit and Pittsburgh.  TWC customers nationwide have also lost access to Showtime, The Movie Channel and The Smithsonian Channel, which are also owned by CBS.

This ain’t your problem.  You paid for programming – you should get programming or money back.  Last year, DirecTV and Viacom were in a similar spat.  I don’t know what TWC will give you, but last year I got $80 off my DirecTV bill.

As President Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”  I’m not sure where missing Under The Dome or Dexter is on the crisis spectrum, but if you don’t call TWC, you are leaving money on the table.

Watch the first minute of this video to get my take on DirecTV and Viacom’s hissy fit:

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