Earlier we reported that negotiations between Time Warner Cable and CBS had broken down and TW dumped the eye net from its systems in LA, NYC and Dallas.
Well, that was then. This is now and CBS is back on Time Warner Cable … for now.
Around 9 p.m., Time Warner Cable alerted the media that it was pulling down channels owned by CBS including KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles, KCBS-TV in New York and the cable network Showtime.
Time Warner Cable said in a statement that the “outrageous demands” by CBS forced it to remove several of its networks and local stations from its lineups. “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,” the company added.
“We’re at war with Time Warner Cable,” CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said after a reporter showed him Time Warner Cable’s statement during at a party the network was throwing at the Beverly Hilton to promote its fall television season.
But the war was short-lived as Time Warner Cable subsequently put out a statement that the channels had been restored at the request of CBS.
CBS then issued a statement that said negotiations with Time Warner Cable had resumed.
Get more at LA Times.