CBS Blocks TWC Broadband Subs From Accessing Full Episodes OnlineDecision also affects DirecTV, Dish subs that get high-speed internet from Time Warner Cable 8/04/2013 11:24:00 PM Eastern
The retransmission battle between Time Warner Cable and CBS quickly expanded into the world of broadband Friday night after CBS opted to block Time Warner Cable's high-speed Internet customers from accessing full episodes of CBS shows via the Web.
"If Time Warner Cable is a customer's Internet service provider, then their access to CBS full episode content via online and mobile platforms has been suspended as a result of Time Warner Cable's decision to drop CBS and Showtime from their market," CBS said in a statement. "As soon as CBS is restored on Time Warner Cable systems in affected markets, that content will be accessible again."
In the place of programming, affected TWC customers instead see a message urging them to "Call Time Warner Cable and tell them you want your CBS shows back!," reported The Verge.