As the dispute between behemoths Time Warner Cable and CBS enters the fourth week, many subscribers across Los Angeles County are feeling the loss of regular programming.
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslovsky writes that some 3 million customers remain caught in the middle of the argument over the distribution deal, particularly seniors.
The winning season of the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast that airs on the CBS-owned station KCal 9 is in the dark, and popular shows like 60 Minutes and NCIS are also missing from the regular programming of many.
According to CNN Money, Time Warner Cable came up with a temporary solution for the blackout to subscribers: free antennas to watch CBS programming, including the L.A. market.
But as Yaroslovsky's blog states how the blackout hits home, many older residents are used to cable television are own older televisions with no digital television converter connection for the antennas.
So they're stuck, even those with computers who see television differently than the younger generations who view it as just another screen to watch.
Here's feedback from Brentwood Patch's Facebook page about the blackout:
it keeps up, Homeland!! Are there any other providers in Brentwood
other than TWC? I keep checking for AT&T and Verizon but it says
they're not available in this area. - Natascha Lopez
Is the CBS blackout for Time Warner Cable customers affecting you? If so, how? What shows are you missing?