Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Time Warner Customers About to Lose 19 Channels

I am in Cincinnati at the home of a friend who has Time Warner Cable (AKA fellow Babydolls/Frozen Paradice/whichever it is after Jan. 1 DJ K-I-D). We both noticed last night that about 19 channels from MTV/Viacom networks have a crawl across the bottom and that was enough to bring this blog back from hiatus for this post.

Time Warner customers in Cincinnati (and for that matter, everywhere else Time Warner works) are about to lose every single Viacom network tonight at midnight. The channels all have a crawl directing viewers to call Time Warner at a toll free number and demand (and they type it in the crawl as DEMAND) that the system not drop the channels. This number actually leads to the local offices.

We'll be following this story tonight, but suffice to say, unless a last minute deal is done, Nickelodeon (and that network's associated sub-channels), Spike TV, VH1, MTV(and all of their subchannels), CMT (and CMT2), and Comedy Central will all be dropped at midnight tonight. What a way to end 2008 and begin 2009 in our opinion...

3 comments:

Michelle Dawn said...

That honestly pisses me off. We use Timewarner but not much longer.

emery_r said...

I've been watching the "I Love Lucy" marathon on TV Land, and earlier today they were running a crawl at the bottom of the screen asking viewers to complain to Time Warner about the prospect of losing all of Viacom's cable channels -- but since at least 6 PM, these crawls have NOT been running. I *hope* this means an agreement has been reached!

coltfan said...

I am bout ready to switch to dish!