Source: Claire Atkinson / New York Post
Time Warner Cable took the nuclear option this afternoon, blacking out CBS as part of it ongoing carriage fee battle with the Tiffany Network.
The CBS signal disappeared off Manhattan cable systems at a little after 5 P.M. and possibly other screens in LA and Dallas where the battle is also raging.
The CBS signal was replaced with a Time Warner Cable message pointing CBS viewers to other options such as rabbit ears, CBS.com and even Barry Diller backed Aereo, a service that draws down network signals and delivers them to mobile devices. CBS is in litigation against the company.
“CBS has made outrageous demands for the programming that it delivers free over the air and online requiring us to remove their stations from your line-up while we continue to negotiate for fair and reasonable terms,” read the Time Warner Cable statement.
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