Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fox / Time Warner Cable Dispute

According to the Wall Street Journal, Fox wants Time Warner Cable to pay them $1 a user for the rights to carry FOX on their cable service.  Time Warner appears unwilling to pay such a high price.  Negotiations are ongoing, however, it's very possible that Time Warner Cable will not be carrying Fox as of the New Year.

Cheaper-TV take:  Once again, this is a case of greed in which the big loser is the consumer.  Here's my recommendation to Time Warner Cable subscribers... buy a $4 pair of rabbit ears and connect it to your TV.  If you want to watch Fox, simply catch the broadcast channel.  Who knows, you may come to the realization that you can live without cable TV.