CBS Blocks TWC Broadband Subs From Accessing Full Episodes Online

Decision also affects DirecTV, Dish subs that get high-speed internet from Time Warner Cable
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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.

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