August 5th, 2013
03:17 PM ET

CBS Fans Blind Under TWC Blackout

If you subscribe to Time Warner Cable, you might be reaching for the archaic rabbit ears—antennas for the TV set—just to watch your favorite CBS shows.

About three million people in eight cities are stuck in that television time warp while Time Warner Cable and CBS iron out their differences.

Time Warner Cable failed to reach an agreement with CBS over the fees to rebroadcast its programming on Friday afternoon, implementing a blackout of all CBS owned channels.

“The message from Time Warner Cable to CBS is clear, but it's subscribers who aren't getting the picture,” CNN’s Alison Kosik reports.

“In a letter to viewers, Time Warner Cable called CBS's demands ‘outrageous’ and the actions taken ‘crucial.’”

Media Reporter for New York Times Brian Stelter says, “Time Warner Cable definitely risks losing subscribers by having this blackout go on for days and days."

Subscribers cannot even go online to watch shows they’re missing out on TV.

“CBS has blocked you from accessing its shows there until this battle is over,” Kosik says.

**Please Note: Time Warner Cable is not part of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.

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