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News Corp. Likely to Pull Fox From Time Warner Cable

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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420

News Corp. Likely to Pull Fox From Time Warner Cable


www.bloomberg.com

Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- News Corp. said it’s not likely to reach an agreement with Time Warner Cable Inc. and expects to pull Fox broadcasting from the cable system when their deal expires tomorrow.

“We deeply regret that millions of Fox customers will be deprived of our programming,” Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said today in a memo to employees. “We need to receive fair compensation from Time Warner Cable to go forward.”
(visit the link for the full news article)

Mod Edit: Review This Link: Instructions for the Breaking News Forums: Copy The Exact Headline

[edit on 12/30/2009 by semperfortis]


Now is the time for the people to start a campaign for "a la carte" pricing.

We should be able to order just the cable channels we want.

I have standard cable for about $40 a month. I'd gladly pay $1/month for each channel I want. I wouldn't choose 40 channels and I would pay less, especially, if Home Shopping Network had to pay me to select it!

The local (Orlando) Fox Affiliate (WOFL) is on Brighthouse channel 3. The only time I see it is when I turn off my DVD player for a few seconds until I change the channel. I don't want Brighthouse to raise everyone's rates, just so football fans can see the big game tomorrow on WOFL.

I am in favor of a la carte pricing, which would let the viewers decide which are worth paying for. A la carte pricing would give WOFL more money, but it wouldn't be any of mine! A la carte pricing would keep stations demands reasonable, since they would see that they are losing customers when their rates exceed their value to their customers.




posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:44 PM
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Nope isnt the reason at all considering Fox News and Fox Business are not on the table to be dropped. Please read the news article before you post.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:47 PM
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Eventually we will probably get to this, but probably nowhere in the near future. We will see it in the media first, i.e., with the explosion (or hope of explosion) of hand-held book readers that are WiFi capable, more and more news outlets will begin to offer a la carte services in regards to say a section of the news paper or a certain journalist....or just the sports scores.

That way they retain subscription, but you now get to choose. I believe this will be coming more and more into play and see it as a strong business model if done correct and advertised intelligently. Especially aimed towards the coveted 18-35 demographic.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by ownbestenemy
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Nope isnt the reason at all considering Fox News and Fox Business are not on the table to be dropped. Please read the news article before you post.


Nowhere in the article did it say anything to the effect that "Fox News and Fox Business are not on the table to be dropped." Maybe you should try reading more carefully.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by Polynomial C

I'll rather get brainwashed by the Left ..

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You already have been brainwashed by the left for quite some time, as seen in all of your trollish posts. Like a dog running around "marking" everything

People only become brainwashed if they want to be. watching Fox hasn't brainwashed you has it? Maybe you are immune from Fox news influence and it has nothing to do with intellegent thought afterall



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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Time Warner and Fox agreed on an extension on the negotiations, nothings going anywhere, nothing to see here move along, just businesses doing what businesses do to gain an upper hand over their competition


Just like I stated before...... Free Market doing what the Free Market does...



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 10:06 PM
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Sorry I don't take ONE source for my information. Expand your research into a subject beyond the linked source to verify or gather more information.

If one did that, they would understand that FOX NEWS and FOX NEWS BUSINESS are in no way effected by this stalemate and are not even considered to be dropped.

Instead, in blaring irony, people come here complaining about getting all their information from one place and trusting it (AS IN THIS THREAD AND ATS), yet....here you are....gleefully accepting thread Titles and one source as ALL the information you need.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 12:57 AM
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Source - WETM (NBC), Elmira NY:

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Fox television network and Time Warner Cable have announced an agreement in principle on a television programming deal that will allow signals to continue for millions of cable subscribers.

Fox had threatened to force Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to drop the Fox broadcast signal from 14 of its TV stations and half a dozen of its cable channels as a contract expired at midnight Thursday.

But signals were extended into Friday as talks continued, allowing more than 6 million cable subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla., and other markets to watch college football bowl games and other programming.

A statement from the two companies Friday said the deal includes Bright House.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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SOURCE - WETM (NBC) Elmira NY:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fox television network pulled back from the brink on Friday, allowing its signals to continue for millions of cable subscribers beyond a midnight deadline as it continued to seek higher fees for its programming.

The News Corp. broadcaster had threatened to force two cable companies — Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks — to drop the Fox broadcast signal from 14 of its TV stations and half a dozen of its cable channels as a contract expired at midnight Thursday.

Even as talks continued into Friday, the conciliatory stance made it appear a disruption would not occur — likely preserving access to the Sugar Bowl college football game (starting at 8:30 p.m. EST) and other programming for more than 6 million cable subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla., and other markets.

It was unclear how long the reprieve would last, however. That left fans looking forward to the Florida-Cincinnati bowl matchup in doubt about whether they would need to . to sports bars with a satellite TV hookup to cheer on their teams.

"It leaves some people up in limbo as to whether to leave their homes to watch the game," said Dan Beiley, 28, president of the Gotham Gators, a University of Florida alumni club in New York. "It's certainly unfortunate that it came to all this."

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, who earlier urged the companies to preserve TV access throughout the college football bowl season, said he was "pleased" at the decision to keep Fox programming on cable while talks went on.

Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said at about 1 p.m. EST Friday the companies were "still negotiating."

Time Warner Cable Inc. Chief Executive Glenn Britt said the ball was now in Fox's court.

"We've done everything we can to reach a fair agreement and now it's really up to Fox," Britt said in a statement Friday. "We hope they will agree to a deal that's reasonable for everyone."

Fox wants to be paid $1 per cable subscriber each month for the broadcast signal it now gives away freely from the stations it owns. Other Fox affiliate stations that are owned by different companies have already cut deals to be paid by cable operators for a fraction of that fee.

Fox says it can no longer give away its stations' signals because the network is facing stiff competition from cable channels, such as the Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN, which earn subscriber fees on top of advertising dollars.

That dual revenue stream allowed ESPN to outbid Fox for high-priced events such as the college football Bowl Championship Series — including the Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl that are now on Fox — from 2011 to 2013.

Time Warner Cable, in the meantime, has vowed to hold the line on cable bill increases, and said the vast of majority of viewers who went to its Web site, www.rolloverorgettough.com , urged it to "get tough" and fight back higher costs.

Neither side would fare well if signals were pulled in a dispute.

Fox would lose viewers and advertising dollars for some highly anticipated shows this month, including the 20th anniversary special of "The Simpsons" on Jan. 10, and the season premieres of "American Idol" on Jan. 12 and "24" on Jan. 17. It urged viewers to go to its Web site, www.keepfoxon.com .

If the signal were dropped, cable operators could anger customers, who can switch to competitive television providers such as DirecTV or AT&T's U-verse that carry Fox programming. Satellite TV provider Dish Network, which already has a deal with Fox, has been heavily advertising in newspapers, radio and TV telling Time Warner Cable customers, "Don't risk missing your favorite shows."

TV viewers could also decide to cut off their cable entirely and watch the Fox broadcast network using an antenna with a digital TV or converter box.

Karen Amaya, a 30-year-old schoolteacher and Time Warner Cable subscriber in Van Nuys, Calif., said she hoped a deal was reached so she can watch "American Idol" episodes. But she had options if the signal was cut.

"I'd end up watching them online," she said.

Separately, Cablevision Systems Corp. said early Friday it had dropped HGTV and Food Network for its 3.1 million subscribers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in a fee dispute with Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., based in Cincinnati.

Time Warner Cable continued to carry Food Network and Great American Country under a temporary deal extension as its talks with Scripps also continued.

Fox and CBS signals from Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc. stations in markets such as Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also continued to be carried by cable company Mediacom Communications Corp. in a temporary deal extension.



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by network dude
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I'll give you 6 to 1 odds that Fox will be on TW in January. Let me know how much you are good for.


This is a kids game of who has better marbles. It happens every year, and when the seconds count down, there will be a resolution. Sadly greed wins every time.


U2U me and I will let you know where to send the check.


[edit on 4-1-2010 by network dude]



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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FOX stays and Time Warner ups everyones bill by about $10 per month. Thats the word on the local NBC news station (WETM-TV18 - Elmira NY). Looks like TWC lost and won this one (lost to FOX, won by bleeding their customers for more $$).

[edit on 1/5/2010 by MadDogtheHunter]



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by MadDogtheHunter
FOX stays and Time Warner ups everyones bill by about $10 per month. Thats the word on the local NBC news station (WETM-TV18 - Elmira NY). Looks like TWC lost and won this one (lost to FOX, won by bleeding their customers for more $$).

[edit on 1/5/2010 by MadDogtheHunter]


Fox wanted $1 per subscriber per month. They got less than that....just great...typical of Corporate America...take your cost and multiply it by 10 and pass the inflated cost on to the consumer.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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Yup. And TWC is one of THE best corporate screwjobs out there, at least this region.




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