Last night, I turned on my TV to check to see if we still have Showtime in the Capital District but it turns out we no longer have Showtime. I subscribed to the Showtime channel just for the “Dexter” show alone. Now with it’s final season currently playing and about five or 6 episodes in the season, TWC drops Showtime. Us Dexter fans can no longer watch the rest of the final season; however, I’m okay with that.
I was a little pissed off at first but after thinking about it a while, I figure Showtime was a garbage network anyways. Let it go. It has a terrible selection of movies. I only wanted that station for “Dexter”. The reason Showtime was dropped ’cause the station is owned by CBS and they are in a big legal feud with Time Warner Cable. The reason is ’cause CBS wants to get paid more to stay on. CBS wants a payment deal that TWC can’t even afford so maybe it was a good idea for TWC to drop them. So I’m guess I’m siding with TWC here. It’s all business. Everyone’s angry at TWC and accusing them of being greedy but if you think about it — it’s CBS being greedy, and not TWC.
I don’t know how I’m gonna watch the rest of Dexter now. I tried the “Showtime Anytime” Ipad app but there’s no TWC provider on it. I guess I’ll have to wait for the final season to come out on DVD. While it’s a shame and kind of sad but at the same time it’s a good thing… hard to explain. TWC did a good thing, if you think about it. If TWC gave them the deal they wanted… that could be good enough to take them out of business and they could lose a lot of money. I think that’s why they had to do what they had to do. I can’t blame them. CBS is not a good network either and they have always been greedy bastards so this is nothing new.
I didn’t think the dropping of Showtime would affect this area but I guess it did. I guess Time Warner Cable in the Capital District is part of the NYC TWC company. NYC is where the main company is.
Look like I’ll have to find something else to watch on TV tomorrow night. Probably a Netflix movie or something.