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They have have gone too far. Time Warner/Brighthouse has removed Showtime. Or is it vice-versa? Each blames the other.
Is it time for me to switch cable providers or should I cut the cable and get a Netflix subscription?
Time Warner you have until Sunday 9pm to get Showtime back up or you are history in my house.
Time Warner drops Showtime and Showtime loses millions a day in fees. This puts the pressure on Showtime. (So no, Showtime is not the good guy it wants you to think it is by offering to not pull its shows.) Showtime gets its licks in by telling viewers to call Time Warner to complain and to switch cable channels.
And we are caught in the middle. Switch cable providers only to have the same thing happen next year with the new provider? Or do we just tough it out and hope it is over in a day or two?
I complained via email to Time Warner and got this in reply.
I also learned that CBS is affected and you may not be able to get CBS programming online. I checked Hulu, Nefliix, iTunes and amazon. So far as I can tell recent episodes are not available. Does anyone have information? I guess the best bet is to find a friend who has a different cable provider.
Learn how to contact CBS Showtime on my August 9 post.
Update: The dispute is over and Showtime and CBS are back on Time Warner Cable as of Monday September 2nd at 3 pm.