/// Time Warner Cable Pulls the Plug on CBS

August 2, 2013  |  Media Week

CBS has gone dark in New York. In the latest development in the ongoing carriage dispute between CBS and the Time Warner Cable, the local affiliate went off the air this afternoon at approximately 5:04 p.m. EDT. In place of WCBS-2’s 5 p.m. newscast, viewers were treated to a blue screen embellished with the Time Warner Cable eye logo. According to an on-screen message from the cable operator, CBS’ “outrageous demands for the programming that it delivers free over the air and online…required us to remove their stations from your lineup while we continue to negotiate for fair and reasonable terms.” The cable operator went on to apologize for the inconvenience before alerting subscribers that they may access CBS content online and via Aereo .

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