Dec 31 2008
Time Warner taking Dora off the air

Big ad in the LA Times.

Why is Dora crying?
Time Warner is taking Dora OFF the air tonight!
ALong with 19 of your favorite channels.
Call 1-888-892-2253 NOW
Demand that Time Warner Keep Nickelodeon and your other favorite channels on your TV.

TV Land
and other shows

What the ad fails to mention is that the cost to Time Warner is 22 cents per subscriber. This may not seem like a lot, but if you are paying for all these shows, it adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars every month for all your subscribers. Beyond what Time Warner is already paying. If they pass these costs on to customers, many will balk and probably cancel. It is a trend that continues with paid television, a trend that has started ever since we started having HBO, Select TV, etc… now it is dozens of cable companies and a few satellite tv services.


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