Time Warner removes movie channels from analog lineup (CORPUS CHRISTI) (1 Viewer)

cablewithaview

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If you're a Time Warner Cable customer you may have noticed your premium channels are gone. That's because Time Warner has removed HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and The Movie Channel from its analog format.

Those channels will only be available as part of Time Warner's digital service. That's going to cost you more but Time Warner officials said it's worth the extra expense.

"The digital format provides a much more secure environment and eliminates the opportunity for cable theft and provides for much greater enhanced services for our paying customers," said TWC Public Affairs Manager Paula Smith.

Smith said notices about the changes were mailed to time warner customers over a month ago.

http://www.kristv.com/global/story.asp?s=4742983
 

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cablewithaview said:
If you're a Time Warner Cable customer you may have noticed your premium channels are gone. That's because Time Warner has removed HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and The Movie Channel from its analog format.

Those channels will only be available as part of Time Warner's digital service. That's going to cost you more but Time Warner officials said it's worth the extra expense.

"The digital format provides a much more secure environment and eliminates the opportunity for cable theft and provides for much greater enhanced services for our paying customers," said TWC Public Affairs Manager Paula Smith.

Smith said notices about the changes were mailed to time warner customers over a month ago.

http://www.kristv.com/global/story.asp?s=4742983

Sadly to say this means that all customers who want those premium channels must rent a digital box that might cost extra. If you currently have an analog box you should be able to swap out your analog box for a digital box for the same price or a couple bucks more per month for each box. What TWC will try and force you todo is pay for their digital tier and they will say its required to get digital cable but rest assured its not. These will usually be all the channels above 99 with the exception of premium channels. TWC charges about 8 bucks a month on average for this digital tier. If you are part of this change just tell them they cannot by law force you to pay for these channels to keep getting the services I've been paying for. They can sadly get away with the box rentals but the digital teir is another story. If they say otherwise just say you will get all your fellow hundreds of friends and file a complaint with the local franchising board and have them schedule a meeting to revoke your franchise agreement. Trust me this alone will make them do this.

Again this digital tier cannot be forced upon you even if they say so because this is the only industry that can flatout lie to its customers day in and day out and get away with it. They tell customers they are required to pay for these channels to get digital cable to keep their premiums when in fact they aren't required todo so by the law and franchising boards.
 

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I agree some CSSR's will be pushy. Enjoy the multi channels of your favorite premiums. For those that haven't experienced the guide feature of the box, you will like it. By freeing up these analog channels also gives TWC more room to offer more in the analog side of things that could be beneficial or for your viewing pleasure.
 

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cablewithaview said:
I agree some CSSR's will be pushy. Enjoy the multi channels of your favorite premiums. For those that haven't experienced the guide feature of the box, you will like it. By freeing up these analog channels also gives TWC more room to offer more in the analog side of things that could be beneficial or for your viewing pleasure.


That and the fact that this is also the beginning of the end for analog channels.
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