There has been a fee dispute going on with Time Warner Cable and CBS, and yesterday Time Warner Cable made an announcement they would be turning off CBS in three major cities. However, the decision was quickly changed, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Negotiations were made back and forth yesterday with Time Warner Cable making a statement at 9 p.m., saying New York, Los Angeles and Dallas customers, totaling around 3 million people, would lose four CBS cable stations because of “outrageous demands for fees” by CBS, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Time Warner went on to say, “we offered to pay reasonable increases, but CBS’s demands are out of line and unfair – and they want Time Warner Cable to pay more than others pay for the same programming,” quoted Entertainment Weekly.
In response CBS stated they would stand their ground in the compensation battle. The network accused Time Warner Cable of “having a “short-sighted, anti-consumer strategy,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
As of right now both Time Warner Cable and CBS have said they will continue negotiations for this disagreement. “Time Warner Cable has said it’s resisting a fee hike demand by CBS so prices don’t go up for customers. CBS said Time Warner Cable isn’t agreeing to terms that its competitors have accepted,” reported Entertainment Weekly.