Comments on: Viacom, Time Warner Cable help get people out of the house http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/31/viacom-time-warner-cable-help-get-people-out-of-the-house/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kevin Cooper http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/31/viacom-time-warner-cable-help-get-people-out-of-the-house/#comment-355001 Fri, 02 Jan 2009 21:08:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13630#comment-355001 Looks like the Viacom stations aren’t going away, which for me is convenient…. I could have lived with a falling out with Viacom and TW, but really wasn’t looking forward to switching providers right now.@RogerKC — Sounds like you would favor an ‘a la carte’ option (as would I) that would allow you to buy only the channels you like. Would that allay your concerns, or would you still prefer to rally against the right of others to consume services you personally find useless?

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By: John Spencer http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/31/viacom-time-warner-cable-help-get-people-out-of-the-house/#comment-354940 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 14:12:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13630#comment-354940 Looks like the Viacom stations are still on Time Warner this morning (Jan 1). Not surprised.

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By: ~Kev http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/31/viacom-time-warner-cable-help-get-people-out-of-the-house/#comment-354912 Wed, 31 Dec 2008 23:26:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13630#comment-354912 I am curious to see how this battle turns out in the end.Most of the channels the will be pulled do not matter to me(MTV, VH1, Nick [sorry :P]). However, pulling comedy centralis huge to me. It is possibly my most watched channel on television. It would be a darn shame to not be able to watchThe Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!Interestingly, I cannot decide who is the bad guy here…Apparently Viacom wants more money from TWC.TWC doesn’t want to increase their customers bill.*shrugs* Who knows?

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By: Roger KC http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/31/viacom-time-warner-cable-help-get-people-out-of-the-house/#comment-354903 Wed, 31 Dec 2008 20:17:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13630#comment-354903 Let them walk. These networks are pandering garbage on the American TV viewer. I’m tired of paying for things I never watch and MTV, VH1, Nick and BET are all on my black list. We constantly subsidize this and other programming that doesn’t appeal to the intellectually minded. ESPN and Disney are other examples of expensive networks that don’t cater to those of us who are more interested in documentary than idle drivel. Let’s adopt an ala carte rule and stop the unfair practice of charging everybody to subsidize outragously expensive and content-free programming.

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By: Uhhh http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/31/viacom-time-warner-cable-help-get-people-out-of-the-house/#comment-354900 Wed, 31 Dec 2008 19:33:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13630#comment-354900 So those shows like Dora, Spongebob, etc. will be taken off of Time Warner?Outrageous!If it gets miserable, I am changing to Dish Network.And thats that.

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By: Ken R http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/31/viacom-time-warner-cable-help-get-people-out-of-the-house/#comment-354899 Wed, 31 Dec 2008 19:23:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13630#comment-354899 I personally have no problem with loosing any of these. TV today isn’t what it us to be, and I have found very few shows that I like. as pointed out in another article I read about this, most are getting their entertainment from websites now anyway. The way I see it, those who say they can’t get your fix of “The Hills”, I ask, what did you do before the show came out? with free TV soon to be a thing of the past, all the digital providers are going to start charging more because they can. I find it funny that both are willing to loose ALL the money instead of both getting SOME money. Personally, I say turn the set (TV) off, go to the big brick building down town, ya know, the library? find something in the Genre of your favorite show and read. use your imagination. or if reading isn’t your thing, pick up a hobby like woodworking or volenteer at your local YMCA or Salvation Army. let the TV world go bankrupt and fade out. listen to the radio, excersize, read a book, get a hobby instead of drooling in your lap!

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