CBS channels disappear from Time Warner Cable, abruptly reappear (update)


With a deal failing to materialize between CBS and Time Warner Cable, the former’s programming has been removed from TWC’s lineup in several markets across the country. The two have been at an impasse for months over retransmission fees that TWC has to pay CBS in order to carry its content. The cable company says that it has pulled local CBS broadcasts in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. It’s also removed Showtime, TMC, Flix, and Smithsonian from its nationwide lineup.

Last week, a Time Warner representative stated publicly that it would recommend affected customers turn to Aereo in order to watch their favorite CBS programming. In a post on its blog, TWC stood by the earlier statement,…

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