August 12, 2013 |
Yes, you read that right. Time Warner Cable's planned refund to Los Angeles customers for the first eight days of its blackout of CBS, Showtime and other affiliated channels will be four dollars and change. How do I know this? I was told so by a Time Warner billing representative over the weekend. She didn't give up the information willingly, but only after I applied techniques I learned from a dentist's handbook, specifically the chapter on pulling teeth. Before I persuaded her to make the calculation, she fed me the standard Time Warner line: because no one knows how long the blackout will last, the cable company doesn't want to give subscribers an estimate of their rebate.
April 16, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable subscribers can now take a lot of their television lineup with them on the road. The cable company, which has more than 2 million subscribers in Southern California, is now offering its customers the ability to access content from popular cable channels such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon via Apple's tablet devices and mobile phones. The agreement is unique because it will allow Time Warner Cable subscribers to view content even if they are not in an area serviced by the cable company.
August 28, 2012 |
Time Warner Cable found an unusual way to land programming for its regional sports channel in Southern California. College football and basketball games from San Diego State, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Fresno State will appear Time Warner Cable SportsNet, which launches in October and is already home to the Lakers and the Galaxy. To get the rights, Time Warner Cable had to do a little wheeling and dealing with CBS. According to people familiar with the matter, CBS Sports Network, a cable channel that focuses primarily on college sports, agreed to swap the rights to the games in return for greater distribution on Time Warner Cable systems.
July 29, 2013 |
The tense negotiations for a new distribution deal between CBS and Time Warner Cable turned bizarre Monday night as the pay-TV distributor started to pull down networks owned by CBS, only to stop the process after a few minutes. Around 9 p.m., Time Warner Cable alerted the media that it was pulling down channels owned by CBS including KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles, KCBS-TV in New York and the cable network Showtime. Time Warner Cable said in a statement that the "outrageous demands" by CBS forced it to remove several of its networks and local stations from its lineups.
April 29, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable is shaking up its executive staff. The nation's second-largest cable company said Monday that Arthur Minson is returning to Time Warner Cable as the company's chief financial officer after several years working in the executive ranks of AOL. He was most recently that company's chief operating officer. Minson, a former Time Warner Cable chief operating officer, will report to the company's Chief Executive Glenn Britt. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments “We're delighted to welcome Artie back to Time Warner Cable,” Britt said in a statement.
November 9, 2012 |
Time Warner Cable is seeing growth in its broadband Internet business but steady losses in TV viewers. So how is the company responding? With a hefty new fee for Internet cable modems, of course. The dominant cable provider in Southern California is rolling out a $3.95 monthly fee for use of its cable modems for high-speed Internet access. The modems were previously offered at no charge. Tech-savvy types are free to buy their own modem from a list of approved models, ranging in cost from about $50 to $150.
August 15, 2012 |
Lakers fans aren't the only ones cheering the recent additions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the team's starting lineup. Time Warner Cable is also probably sending Lakers brass a big thank-you note. In October, Time Warner Cable will launch both English-language and Spanish-language sports channels in Los Angeles, and a strong Lakers team is key to the company's success. The addition of two superstars to the team will give the cable company a little more juice in negotiations for distribution with satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish as well as AT&T's Uverse and other pay-TV providers in the region.
July 30, 2013 |
After a tense day of negotiations and a brief blackout, Time Warner Cable and CBS are giving themselves a little more time to come to terms on a new distribution deal. The two companies said early Tuesday morning that they have extended their current contract to Friday at 2 p.m. Pacific time. CBS and Time Warner Cable are struggling to reach a new accord on what the cable distributor will pay to carry channels owned by CBS, including KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 Los Angeles, WCBS-TV New York and the premium network Showtime.
June 28, 2013 |
After already launching applications for smartphones, tablets and Roku's set-top boxes, Time Warner Cable has made an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to bring its TV app to the tech giant's Xbox 360 devices. The TWC TV app, which will launch as early as next month, gives the cable company's subscribers access to live TV through the popular gaming console. TWC will bring video-on-demand to the device through the app later this year. “With the tens of millions of boxes out there with our customers already, this is a pretty exciting development for us,” said Mike Angus, senior vice president and general manager of video for Time Warner Cable.
August 2, 2013 |
It's time for another round of deal, delay or drop with your hosts Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. Earlier this week, the two media giants kept viewers on the edge of their seats wondering whether the CBS signal would disappear from Time Warner Cable systems in Los Angeles, New York City and elsewhere. After trading lots of blows, including a brief knockout of the CBS signal, the two sides agreed to keep negotiating in the hopes of coming to terms on a new distribution contract.