Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Corporate Greed #6823: KMBC-9-Hearst and Time-Warner-Looney Tunes Cable Punish Their Customers
Early Tuesday morning- KMBC and KCWE's signals were dropped off the Time-Warner-Looney Tunes cable system that serves tens of thousands of Metro Kansas City residents.
Reportedly- Hearst Corporation- owner of KCMB and KCWE- was asking an up to 300% increase in their carriage charges to TWLT.
You wouldn't have known that by reading the so-called 'news' story that KMBC-9 ran about this affair on their Web site.
Rather than pay the exorbitant increase- TWLT dropped both stations from the cable lineup around midnight Tuesday- and no indication at all on when both stations MIGHT return to TWLT customers.
Here's another case of corporate greed- and another case where the American consumer gets the shaft....