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Time Warner Hates Their Subscribers

Columbus to soon be without the CW?

Columbus to soon be without the CW?

After having to wait a full year for Time Warner to do the right thing and add the Big Ten Network, it appears they’re trying to screw subscribers out of another channel they should have.

TW has a contract with Columbus’ local CW affiliate, WWHO-TV that is apparently going to expire on October 2nd. I discovered this while watching my daily late night dose of South Park on the network.

WWHO-TV is alleging that Time Warner has refused to negotiate a contract extension and that if they don’t get the job done in time, the CW will be dropped from Time Warner’s lineup of tv channels. That’s just 2 weeks away!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I view the CW as an essential basic network much like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX. You know, the ones you should be able to get even without cable. So it strikes me as odd that Time Warner thinks so little of its paying customers in that respect.

I watch so few things on the CW, that I probably won’t be all that affected, but it sucks for those people who watch a lot of the network. Competitors are offering credits and other deals for TW customers looking to switch companies.

I think it’s really shitty of this big, bad cable company to continue to jerk people’s chains like this. Cable tv costs too much for them to be pulling this kind of crap. Very disappointed in Time Warner cable his year. Can’t treat customers like that an expect to stay in business. The threat of hoards of Ohioans jumping ship if the Big Ten Network wasn’t added scared the big wigs at Time Warner enough to get the deal done. I don’t know the power of the CW viewers, but if they can organize, TW may find itself in hot water once again!

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Proof That I Don’t Watch Enough of the CW

Ok, so Everybody Hates Chris is one of my fave shows from the Fall 2005 premiere crop. I watched it religiously.

However, I do not watch the CW network religiously. Actually, EHC is the only show I watch on there. That may be the reason I did not know the show was now airing on Sundays!

Thanks, a lot, guys!

I hate when networks juggle shows; especially successful shows such as Everybody Hates Chris. Can you say Emmy nominations?

Anyway, I just realized I’ve been missing the second half of Season 3 because the show moved from Monday to Sunday after the Writers’ Strike. Thanks, again guys. I just assumed it would return with Season 4 in the fall. Boy was I wrong! New episodes have been airing since the beginning of March!!

So, now I shall make my way over to my favorite torrent site and attempt to catch up on all I have missed. Oy vey.

I just found out that in the fall, CW is moving the show again. This time to the night where TV shows goes to die; Friday. I certainly hope this isn’t foreshadowing. EHC is a great show that TV needs is a time where reality tv and game shows are oversaturing network programming.

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