Take Two for August 6, 2013

Cable subscribers pay big for sports, even if they don't watch

Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys

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If you haven't been able to view CBS lately, you're not alone. Los Angeles is one of the eight markets where Time Warner Cable subscribers can't watch CBS, as the two media giants can't seem to agree on the fees Time Warner will pay CBS for the right to carry their programming. 

Caught up in the dispute are helpless cable customers. But these customers are already paying for services they don't use. Subscribers often pay a portion of their monthly fee for channels they never watch, and the biggest example of this comes from sports programming. 

Patrick Hruby wrote about this for sportsonearth.com, and joins the show to share his findings.


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