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Friday, July 13, 2012

"Wake up cable company, it's 2012..."‏ James "Kimo" Rosen

No-body's "Winning" now...
Customers and advertisers
both lose on blocked cable.

Hawai'i Oceanic Time Warner cable is in negotiations with the local ABC affiliate KITV. Last Monday(July9,2012) at 11:59 P.M. KITV blocked their signal to Time Warner cable affecting approximately 300,000 plus viewers statewide because the cable company says KITV wants too much money to broadcast their signal. Ironically just two weeks prior Hearst Television, the parent company of KITV said, "blackouts are unfair to customers."

What is the cable company thinking? What is KITV thinking? What is KITV doing to calm their advertisers down for loss of viewership? Why would a cable company want to alienate half the State's population?

Every month when my cable bill arrives I am always alarmed at a new charge for something. One special has expired and another special went up, while they now charge for what was once free. At this time in history for the cable company's to be raising prices is ludicrous. Ludicrous because 99% of all network shows are available via streaming on the Internet for free.

My cable  bill is  outrageous and Oceanic cable cannot even guarantee me a major network TV station? The same station can be picked up with a rabbit ear antenna if you live within broadcast range.

It's time to tell Oceanic Time Warner were not  gonna take it!   There's always Direct TV, Dish, Hawaiian-tel, Netflix and the Internet.  The cable companies unlike many commodities inclusive but not limited to the VCR, DVD, digital camera's, microwaves , etc, have all come down in price after the novelty and newness dissolves. It's time the cable companies lower their premiums or go broke in the new world of live streaming.


 Remember just about  any 8 year old can connect a HDMI cable  from the family computer to your TV and start live streaming unlimited  shows, newscasts, sporting events and movies for free from the Internet right onto your TV screen.

Wake up cable company or you may be blocked out yourselves very soon from the very viewers your abusing right now.

This blog also appeared as an opinion article in the 07-15-12 edition of the Kauai Garden Island news, "Wake up cable company..."
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-sunday-july/article_47ab5e3e-ce55-11e1-83ba-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/blog/morning_call/2012/07/hearst-time-warner-cable-dispute.html

7 comments:

Bettejo Dux said...

via facebook;"
I don't know where I am. Slow day in the discussion site, KIMO. Darling letter abut the path. Good writer. Come in and compliment her. I have a new column going but my printer went out. Good to hear from you.Kisses to Obama. Love'ya Bettejo"

KimoRosen said...

I saw the letter about the path,. at first itrhought it was one of mine. Gabriella basically said many of the same things I have said in previous LTE's then I saw the LTE about Wal-mart and thought it was mine! some good letter writers today for sure! / as you should know by now, I read the comments board, just don't comment.

KimoRosen said...

The cable companies like many commodities inclusive but not limited to the VCR, DVD, digital camera's, microwaves , etc, have all come down in price after the novelty and newness dissolves. It's time the cable companies lower their premiums or go broke in the new world of live streaming...

Harmony Bentosino said...

via facebook;"My boyfriend, John, was upset about this because when the news reported that his school for autism, Loveland Academy, was closing due to the state's refusal to pay for the students it is mandated to pay for, many people missed seeing this important announcement on the news."

KimoRosen said...

He should be pissed, me too. if only we could get 100,000 people to cancel their cable!

KimoRosen said...

May I add, I feel for the Oceanic reps since they try so hard to please, they are well trained. When speaking to the reps I always let them know I am not upset with them however their parent company is really making me have little choice but to go else where. Most reps are usually apologetic and ask what will it take to keep me as a customer, we usually work something out with some sort of discount...

http://www.facebook.com/OceanicCable

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

via facebook;"Yes,democracy needs more choices or well be dictated by big money propagandists !!!"