Last Updated Apr 8, 2011 5:05 PM EDT It's court time for Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Viacom (VIA), and we're not talking tennis or basketball. The reason is an iPad app. Time Warner released an app that allowed its customers to watch television from their Apple (AAPL) iPads -- including programming owned by Viacom, which argued that Time Warner didn't have the rights to do so. Now the two are suing each other. This is about money, of course. But it's also about relationships with consumers, and that is will become a big issue in all media. For years, cable has owned the relationships with its customers for a good reason: it owned the physical connections to them. The companies that created the programming depended on cable, which gave those carriers enormous negotiation power. The Internet has changed that and the current court fight is only the beginning of the wrestling between the two sides. What concerns the TV and movie producers is how the digital music business developed, as … [Read more...] about Time Warner Cable and Viacom Fight Over Who Gets to Snuggle With Consumers
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Updated Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. ET (MoneyWatch) A dispute between CBS Corp. (CBS) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) came to a head Friday when CBS said the cable company has dropped the broadcaster's signal in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and several other markets. "We deeply regret this ill-advised action, which is injurious not only to our many affected viewers, but also to Time Warner Cable itself," CBS spokeswoman Shannon Jacobs said in a statement. "Throughout this process, Time Warner Cable has conducted negotiations in a combative and non-productive spirit, indulging in pointless brinksmanship and distorted public positioning - such as the fictional and ridiculous 600 percent increase CBS supposedly demanded - while maintaining antiquated positions no longer held by any other programming distributor in the business." On Sunday, Jacobs added: "There are no negotiations taking place at this time between CBS and Time Warner Cable. Before the deadline on Friday we asked TWC … [Read more...] about Time Warner Cable drops CBS from in major markets
(MoneyWatch) CBS Corp. (CBS) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) are talking again, even as they continue to joust. In a hearing today before a New York City council committee, CBS executive vice president Martin Franks confirmed that the two sides have resumed negotiations in the acrimonious dispute over transmission fees that has resulted in Time Warner dropping CBS programming in several large U.S. markets. Time Warner last week yanked programming of the CBS television network and the Showtime movie channel in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and other markets after the sides failed to agree on higher fees the cable company would pay CBS. Both sides have called the other unreasonable, and that did not change today. "Until now, CBS's record of good-faith, successful retransmission consent negotiations was perfect ... while Time Warner Cable's record is littered with many public disputes," said Frank, who told the panel he had negotiated many such agreements successfully only to find this one … [Read more...] about Time Warner Cable, CBS talking again
(CBS) - Time Warner Cable launched a new iPhone app today that allows customers to watch live TV, change channels and manage DVR settings from the smartphone. Full coverage of iPhone at Tech Talk You can't take it with you, though. In order to access the features, you must be a cable subscriber and be connected to your home Wi-Fi. The iPad version of the app launched last March. Android phones and tablets got a version in Dec. 2011. Here are the details of the iPhone app. - Interactive program guide (IPG) - up to 7 days of listings. View detailed show descriptions including box art. Option to display "HD only" or "favorites only" by creating a favorite channel list.- Search - for programming by title or episode name and filter results by genre- Set-top box tuning - tap on a network logo or "watch on TV" button within the program description to tune compatible set-top boxes directly to the channel- DVR management - schedule one-time and series recordings on compatible DVRs directly … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Time Warner Cable iPhone app brings live TV to smartphones
Unfortunately Spectrum (formally Charter and Time Warner Cable) has chosen not to partner with Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network to allow these channels on connected TV devices. Please contact Spectrum to let them know you'd like to have this service made available. You can still authenticate with Spectrum to watch Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network on: http://www.foxnews.com/go The Fox News iPhone and iPad apps The Fox News Android apps You may be interested in subscribing to an online TV provider to watch Fox News and Fox Business on digital devices. … [Read more...] about Why can’t I authenticate with Spectrum (Charter and Time Warner Cable) on my Apple TV, Roku, Android TV or Amazon Fire TV?