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CBS Blacks Out Online Video For TWC Customers, As Competitors Note The Battle

The CBS/Time Warner Cable dispute has entered day three, and there does not appear to be an end in sight for the blackout that has resulted in CBS Stations being pulled for subscribers to the cable company. The latest updates:

CBS has blocked Time Warner Cable broadband customers from watching full episodes of shows on CBS.com, an effort to limit the places customers can watch CBS shows and put pressure on TWC. CBSNews.com video does not appear to be affected yet.

Meanwhile, TWC has replaced CBS’ plum channel two slot with the Starz Kids & Family channel, on what it is calling a temporary basis. TWC previously threatened CBS by saying the channel two slot is not guaranteed to be theirs when they return.

NBC’s “Today” even covered the dispute at 7:30 this morning (watch below), as did “Good Morning America” (watch here). “CBS This Morning” did not cover the dispute, although TWC customers wouldn’t have been able to see it on CBS anyway.


Elsewhere, the NY Times Alessandra Stanley ponders life without CBS in a column.

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