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ATTN MODS: Move to D&D? Sorry. Time Warner Cable pulls Viacom Stations at midnight
As of midnight tonight, I'll have no more Colbert and Stewart.
I'm about to call and cancel my cable, and thought others who have Time Warner, or just others who want to discuss how cable TV and such operate here in the US would like to weigh in.
In Syracuse, you either have Time Warner or you have Direct TV. Thats you're only options. Time Warner, REPEATEDLY has been involved in stuff like this, where they get into pissing matches with companies over how much they charge, and we lose stations.
The last major one I recall is when Time Warner refused to carry the new NFL Network, because the NFL wouldn't give it to them free. Therefore, we miss a ton of great football games every year, and a lot of major ones the NFL Network grabs. They've pulled this shit so many damn times, and even though I dont watch any of those stations regularly (Pallidum or whatever, the HD Music channel is great though), I'm done with them.
We had a guy from Consumer Reports come to Syracuse once because someone who lives here wrote him a letter asking him if Time Warner is as bad as well perceive it to be. Consumer Reports said that the value Time Warner Cable customers in Syracuse get for their money is one of the worst he's seen in the entire nation.
Because they're the only option (I rent a house, I don't want to sign up for Direct TV because I don't know how long Ill be here), I guess I'll be resorting to Hulu and stuff - along with just standard, over the air channels. I get my internet through Time Warner too - but I'll call Verizon today and set up FiOS. They're just a terrible company.
The days of a la carte cable can't come soon enough.
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