Comments on: Time Warner Cable ready to fight high program costs http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/25/time-warner-cable-ready-to-fight-high-program-costs/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anthony Stabile http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/25/time-warner-cable-ready-to-fight-high-program-costs/#comment-369976 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 02:59:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19955#comment-369976 I’m disturbed by this campaign. I’m a consumer and frankly Time Warner is the premium cable operator in my area. I pay almost 50% more for their service. They need to roll over and provide the channel lineup they commit too, or simply reduce the channels they offer and make their price competitive. Lets face it. Whatever results are garnered from this study could easily be overinflated. This is nothing more than a sob-story play by them and the customer’s concerns left on their “survey” site will likely be screened and only those aligned with their corporate strategy will be passed along to the broadcasters. Time Warner comes across as a sissy crybaby on a playground during recess in this campaign instead of acting like a national corporation. The Fortune 500 company I work for (Finance industry) would never advertise in such a shady and biased way. Shame on Time Warner. Sell commercials during these slots to make up your losses instead of pandering to customers for unjust sympathy.

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By: Kevin http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/25/time-warner-cable-ready-to-fight-high-program-costs/#comment-369716 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:15:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19955#comment-369716 I’d like to know which station “at times” raises the rate “as much” as 300%Time Warner should be required to publish the names of the stations and the rates of each station.They are only using this “renogotiation” to not negotiate a rate hike to their subscribers.With the amount of advertising on regular television I can’t imagine cable channels have a legitimate reason for even charging for the distribution. Programming is just the tool used to deliver the advertising.

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By: Rudy Newman http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/25/time-warner-cable-ready-to-fight-high-program-costs/#comment-369706 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:13:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19955#comment-369706 I am at the highest rate I am willing to pay for cable severices. Please fight any increase in cost from any source.

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By: Robert J. Welch http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/25/time-warner-cable-ready-to-fight-high-program-costs/#comment-369685 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:54:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19955#comment-369685 I don’t watch network news anyway and I am sure that some of the second and third rate channels are being forced on cable,satellite,and fios providers as a package from networks like cbs,abc & nbc. Their time has pasted and so has their creditability, if they ever had any. There needs to be more program packages setup for different interest (a move toward lacarte) where a customerdoesn’t have to get a big package with alot of channels they are going to lock out anyway. The customer is paying for service they aren’t using and money wasted. I dropped my service two years ago for this very reason. What was I paying for? P.T.Barnum said it as well as anyone, “Where is a sucker born everminute” and the American public is being suckered by networks overrating their importance when now the public is being feed half truths and misinformation.

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