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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 03:43 PM
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A good reason to subscribe to Time-Warner cable....
.....unfortunately, Comcast has a lock on my market.



News Corp. Likely to Pull Fox From Time Warner Cable (Update2)
By Andy Fixmer and Kelly Riddell


Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- News Corp. said it isnt likely to reach an agreement with Time Warner Cable Inc. and expects to pull Fox broadcasting from the cable system when their deal expires tomorrow.

We deeply regret that millions of Fox customers will be deprived of our programming, Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said today in a memo to employees. We need to receive fair compensation from Time Warner Cable to go forward.

The two sides have been unable to come to terms since midyear, Carey said. Time Warner Cable would accept federal mediation, Chief Executive Officer Glenn Britt said in a letter to U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. Both sides will continue to negotiate up to the deadline, Carey said.

Fox isnt looking for fair compensation and we too are prepared to be without the Fox signal, Alex Dudley, a Time Warner Cable spokesman, said in an interview. We hope Fox doesnt punish our customers, but that decision is up to them.

The dispute centers on the price New York-based Time Warner Cable, the second biggest U.S. cable operator, would have to pay to continue carrying Fox programming, such as college and National Football League games and American Idol, the most- watched U.S. TV series. ..........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ace...




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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 03:45 PM
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1. Unfortunately, I think this is just non-cable Fox that's affected
Fox News would still be available.

We've got U-Verse. Thank goodness I'm not stuck with Comcast. We switched from WOW last winter.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 03:45 PM
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This doesn't include Fox News, unfortunately.
And while I applaud for not caving in to Fox's rate increase, they already charge so much for programming it's ridiculous.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 03:45 PM
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2. Time Warner wants to make sure all NFL fans hate them.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 03:45 PM
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3. But the ban would not include FAUX NEWS
You would still have the FOX News network even if Time Warner drops FOX.


FOX still wants to spread the propaganda in our living rooms.
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Yunomi Donating Member (167 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 03:48 PM
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4. Huh. The only thing I'll miss is
"The Simpsons", since Time Warner doesn't carry "WWE Smackdown" in our area anyway.
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 04:58 PM
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5. And miss Family Guy, football, and baseball playoffs?
No thanks, I'll stick to FiOS.
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