Stalled Contract Negotiations Could Force Cable Customers to Get Satellite


I am IRATE because viewers may be forced to get a satellite to continue to receive ABC programming if Time Warner Cable cannot work out negotiations with our local ABC Affiliate. According to a report by, the inability to negotiate an agreement with Time Warner Cable will lead to the cable company canceling the channel for its customers effective April 1st. In order to continue viewing the ABC shows, you will have to purchase a satellite dish. I think I will DIE if I can no longer view my favorite ABC shows like Good Morning America, Brothers & Sisters, and Desperate Housewives. I am not rushing out to buy a satellite dish just yet, but I am going to send an email with this blog post to every WSOC and Time Warner employee I can find to voice my disgust at this situation. Why should viewers suffer just because you can’t come to terms? Under normal circumstances you could just disconnect one television from cable but since digital television is going to be required starting June 12th, that is not an option.

Local Write Gal readers, what do you think? Voice your opinion so I can send them on to Time Warner Cable.  If you want to send a complaint as well you can contact Time Warner Cable by calling (704) 377-9600. You can also use their live chat at http://www.twcarolina. Click on “Support” at the top of the page and then click “Live Support Chat” at the right side of the support page.




4 Responses to “Stalled Contract Negotiations Could Force Cable Customers to Get Satellite”

  1. 1 Ashley March 24, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I am going to call! I live-chat complained today and I’m still going to call. Very upset customer!!! I pay them $58+/month for cable and the majority of shows I watch are on ABC!! I only watch their local newscasts. Shame on you Time Warner Cable!! PLEASE feel free to forward this comment to them.

  2. 2 Clarissa March 24, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    It seems like it is ALWAYS something with Time Warner…weren’t they almost going to stop Nick and MTV, too not that long ago?

  3. 3 Kati March 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    This is the 2nd time this year that they have had contract problems. Just before Christmas they threatened to take away CMT> MTV< Noggin, Nickelodeon… and a bunch of other channels.

    They need to get it together and stop whining!

  4. 4 Janice March 26, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I have been hearing about this and I am very upset with TW too. I called their Kannapolis office this morning and finally got to talk to a live person. I don’t intend to miss all of my favorite shows either. I told TW that I would just have to switch to sattelite. She kept saying “Don’t do anything yet. This is not definite . We are still trying to negotiate.” I am just about fed up with them. They put so many channels on that I can’t imagine many people watch and try to cancel the station with all the most popular programs!!

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