Time Warner Cable and CBS have recently been in dispute, as they were unable
to resolve their disagreement over the pay increases CBS was demanding. Time
Warner refused to accept the channel’s higher fees in hopes of keeping down their
customers’ monthly bill, resulting in the loss of CBS affiliated channels for their
subscribers. Time Warner also offered a one-year extension of the contract, to which
CBS also refused.
The blackout has also carried over to the internet since Time Warner customers
cannot watch CBS programming online. However, CBS is still available to non-Time
Warner subscribers. In lieu of the channel, Time Warner has stated that it will be
showing Starz Kids and Family and will be crediting the bills of those who subscribe
to Showtime, TMC, and Flix pay channels.
The two companies are currently not in negotiations.