Time Warner Cable CEO vows to end CBS blackout, proposes a-la-carte pricing

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt today sent an open letter to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves today, expressing a desire to resume negotiations and end the current programming blackout. In the document, which was reportedly received by CBS executives at the same time it was sent to reporters, Britt proposes that TWC make the network’s stations available to consumers with an a-la-carte pricing model — the cable company will hand over the entire tariff to CBS. While the terms are being discussed, Britt expects CBS to give permission to resume broadcasts immediately, and to re-enable CBS.com access for TWC internet subscribers as well. The bizarre “open” nature of this letter makes it possible to conclude that today’s action was simply a public-relations ploy, giving the impressions that Time Warner is being generous by bringing this peace offering to the table. We imagine the situation is significantly more complex than this single-page letter would make it seem, however.

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Source: Deadline, AP (Yahoo)

Owner Says $18K Engine Build Ruined Nissan GT-R With Twine And Zipties

Owner Says $18K Engine Build Ruined Nissan GT-R With Twine And Zipties

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ChartsNinja Makes Fast, Embeddable Charts

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Mini Coupe And Roadster Might Be Replaced By New Sports Car

Mini Coupe And Roadster Might Be Replaced By New Sports Car

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Driving with Google Glass

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Jeep Delays 2014 Cherokee Because Of 9-Speed Tranny Issues

Jeep Delays 2014 Cherokee Because Of 9-Speed Tranny Issues

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Kickstarter opens to Canadians, projects launch to public on September 9th

Kickstarter opens to Canadians, projects launch to public on September 9th

We’ve known for some time that Kickstarter would finally be opening itself up to Canadian-based projects this summer, and we now know exactly when that will happen. Kickstarter has just announced that Canadians can get to work on their project pages starting today, although they won’t be able to launch their project to the public until September 9th. In the lead-up to that, Kickstarter will be hosting a handful of events in Toronto and Montreal to get folks acquainted with the crowdfunding service, and they’re inviting folks to request an event in their own city if they can’t make it to one of those. Those interested can find what they need to get started at the source link below.

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Source: Kickstarter

I’m Taking The CTS-V Wagon On A Cross-Country Roadtrip

I’m Taking The CTS-V Wagon On A Cross-Country Roadtrip

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