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