Friday, January 2, 2009

After Hiatus...

We are back, and I am posting from in front of my BRAND NEW monitor. It is an Acer X163W, 15.6" wide flatscreen :).

That being out of the way, we have two items to kick off the 2009 blog:

TWC/Viacom Deal Reached: Apparently, the last minute deal we speculated on Wednesday, was indeed taking place. Yesterday, it was revealed that Time Warner and Viacom agreed to a 23 cent per subscriber, or 36 million dollar fee increase. More details are to be released today or Monday.

WCPO Weather Tracker Off Insight?: Apparently, the WCPO-TV/DT Weather Tracker subchannel will soon be wiped off Insight's Basic service. In other words, it looks like it'll be moved exclusively to digital channel 432 next Thursday, going by the crawl on the channel. We'll confirm, but this looks like a bad idea to us...taking the ONLY local weather tracking channel off the basic cable side (no, we don't count NBC-owned The Weather Channel as a LOCAL channel). More on this as we get it.

Thank you for following us into the New Year...

4 comments:

emery_r said...

For at least 4 days (which is as long as I've been trying), I've been unable to get any Internet website for Time Warner Cable to open up. I have blamed it on excessive traffic by people who wanted to complain about the Viacom dispute, but now that it's been resolved, it's STILL impossible to view any TWC website, either nationally or locally. Any clue what's going on? Anyone have any sources connected with TWC who can inquire about this?

Seems pretty odd for a company offering high-speed Internet access to be "cut off" globally from Internet access by the public and their customers!

Tri-State Media Watch said...

Emery the interesting thing is, we're not having any issues in Florence via our Insight Broadband 10.0 connection. So I am not sure what's going on at TWC-Cincy, but I'll find out.

Michelle Dawn said...

I'm glad they reached an agreement, my 4 year old would have a fit if she lost noggin LOL

emery_r said...

Thanks -- I use Cincinnati Bell broadband, and don't have any similar problems gaining access to any other websites that I've tried recently. Just seems weird!