While there was little doubt that CBS on Sept. 2 walked away the victor in its month-long feud with Time Warner Cable, it wasn’t until this morning that the cost to the operator could be tallied. Quite a heap of cash, as it turns out.
CBS has gone dark in New York. In the latest development in the ongoing carriage dispute between CBS and the Time Warner Cable, the local affiliate went off the air this afternoon at approximately 5:04 p.m. EDT.
With time running out on an emergency carriage deal extension, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves on Tuesday told employees that the network was in danger of going dark in a number of major Time Warner Cable markets.
After weeks of quietly working to hash out a new carriage deal, CBS and Time Warner Cable are no closer to reaching an agreement than they were on the day the original pact expired. And as has been the case with so many other affiliate dust-ups, both sides are taking their respective beefs to the public.