Time Warner Hearts CBS

Big media companies seem to have little reservation about screwing over their customers, largely secure in the knowledge that most people won't be "cable cutters" and will suffer in relative silence. To wit, the latest street fight between Time Warner and CBS - which now appears to be over for the present (a few days before NFL Football gets underway).
“We’re pleased to be able to restore CBS programming for our customers, and appreciate their patience and loyalty throughout the dispute,” writes TWC CEO and Chairman Glenn Britt, who can finally enjoy his backyard pool in the knowledge that angry TV viewers won’t be sticking pins in his voodoo doll. “As in all of our negotiations, we wanted to hold down costs and retain our ability to deliver a great video experience for our customers. While we certainly didn’t get everything we wanted, ultimately we ended up in a much better place than when we started.”

What Britt doesn’t say is how much customers in blacked-out areas can expect their cable bills to increase in the coming years as a result of this deal. Or maybe they’ll start charging even more for the equipment that had been included in subscribers’ rates until late 2

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