CBS Plays Tiger Woods/Sports Card In Skirmish With Time Warner Cable

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August 2nd, 2013

Tiger-Firestone

via press release:

TIME WARNER CABLE SUBSCRIBERS TO MISS MARQUEE CBS SPORTS NATIONAL AND LOCAL EVENTS BEGINNING SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Viewers to Miss CBS Sports’ Coverage of the World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational as Tiger Woods Leads

 Local Viewers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas to Miss Full Slate of Pre-Season NFL Football as Well as Major League Baseball and Other Events

 

Due to the Time Warner Cable blackout, Time Warner Cable subscribers will be deprived of a variety of CBS Sports live golf coverage beginning on Saturday, August 3, including coverage of the World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational, with Tiger Woods leading heading into third-round coverage.

Additionally, viewers will miss CBS Sports’ coverage of the season’s final major, the PGA Championship, beginning Thursday, August 8 and continuing through final-round coverage on Sunday, August 11.

CBS Sports will also broadcast the Wyndham Championship on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18.

In addition to missing all of the Network programming above, viewers in the three local markets affected by the Time Warner Cable Blackout will not have access to the following programming:

New York

 

  • Friday, August 9 – New York Jets at Detroit Lions
  • Thursday-Sunday, August 8-11 – PGA Championship
  • Saturday, August 17 – New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18 – PGA Tour Wyndam Championship

 

Los Angeles

 

  • Monday-Tuesday, August 5-6 (KCAL 9) – Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals
  • Thursday, August 8 (CBS 2) – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks
  • Tuesday, August 13 (KCAL 9) – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets
  • Saturday, August 18 (KCAL 9) – Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies

Note:  The Dodgers most recent game on KCAL (Tuesday vs. New York Yankees) attracted an average of 603,000 viewers – more people than watched any ABC, NBC or Fox primetime program during the entire month of July.

Dallas

Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Dallas-Fort Worth market will be deprived of the opportunity to watch the following marquee sporting events on CBS 11 and TXA 21 should Time Warner Cable continue to black out the stations:

  • Friday, August 2 (TXA 21) – Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
  • Friday, August 9 (CBS 11) – Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders
  • Friday, August 9 (TXA 21) – Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
  • Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11 (CBS 11) – PGA Championship
  • Friday, August 16 (TXA 21) – Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners
  • Saturday, August 17 (CBS 11) – Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Cardinals
  • Saturday/Sunday, August 17-18 (CBS 11) – PGA Tour Wyndam Championship
 
  • gg

    Can an old-fashioned antenna works?

  • Billiam

    I could care less…

  • Mark

    People actually use Time Warner? Anyway, Time Warner will cave. CBS has exclusive rights to almost all AFC Football games, so if Time Warner wants to make any money in the coming months, they’ll give in.

  • Ravenrei

    @gg: Rabbit ears’ll work so long as your TV has a digital tuner. If you do, yay, plug in, switch from cable to antenna in your menu and scan for channels. If your TV is older, you might need a converter box. Not sure how available those are these days off the shelf.

  • Ron L.

    Shouldn’t TWC be giving a credit to their customers for not providing CBS stations? They should also provide the NFL games for free in their markets by using NFL Sunday Ticket or something similar. Not substituting other stations for replacements. We’re not getting what we’ve paid for. Sounds like a future class actions lawsuit to me.

  • Igwell

    Saturday, August 17 (CBS 11) – Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Cardinals

    Maybe Romo will have better luck as a pitcher.

  • TVDude

    If any TWC customers miss out on this, it’s because they chose to or couldn’t afford to spend $10 at Walmart on an antenna.

  • USAmerica1st

    Glad I dumped TWC for ATT U-verse, they don’t play those games over here. Oh wait, ATT local refuses to carry the CW but i don’t watch it anyway.

  • Anthony

    If any TWC customers miss out on this, it’s because they chose to or couldn’t afford to spend $10 at Walmart on an antenna.

    Or they could live in an area that doesn’t get the signals (well or at all). While I am not a TWC customer or in any of those markets, I wouldn’t be able to receive channels with an antenna (I have checked into it).

  • Rob R

    Time Warner Cable New York is the worst company on the entire planet. In October, my building will be wired for FIOS and I will experience the pure joy of firing Time Warner Cable New York forever and ever. I am a calm person who never raises his voice EXCEPT when forced to deal with the most customer unfriendly company on this earth.

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