In today’s economy, with customers already feeling a tremendous strain on their wallets, television networks are demanding massive price increases. Some networks have demanded that Time Warner Cable pay has much as 300% more next year. And it’s not limited to us. TV networks are trying to raise the cost of programming with all the TV distributors, including other cable, satellite, and phone companies.
We don't like to boast, but some very prominent suitors are vying for our attention.
Vy, you may ask?
As in: the Fox networks are threatening to leave our Time Warner cable services (one in New York City, one in Kingston), if Time Warner does not pay the price for Fox services.
Said price is either Reasonable or Exorbitant, depending upon who you read.
Now Senator John Kerry, who has just been wishing to stick his chin into something for a while now, volunteers to broker an agreement between the two. We kind of wish Mr. Kerry would turn his attention towards Homeland Security right now, but if he can't do that then this is good too.
We just wanted to mention that WNYW, which is mainstream Fox, is in danger of being shut off in Kingston, as is WWOR, which we had thought was another bunch of people entirely. And we love House and 24, so thing means a lot to us. Work, Senator Kerry! Work, for the night is coming!
In Manhattan, however, we see that we are in danger of losing these channels plus Fox Soccer and FX.
So our question is: When can we look forward to missing Fox News?