In the dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable, does Netflix come out the real winner?
Many golf fans living New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and other places are gritting their teeth because they missed out on Tiger Woods’ seven-shot yesterday at the Bridgestone Invitational.
The reason? Time Warner Cable’s dispute with CBS has led the cable company to pull the broadcaster in some of its major markets. This has affected 3.5 million views.
Also off the air on Time Warner Cable are other CBS properties such as Showtime and Smithsonian. According to RBC research, CBS currently receives $0.88 per subscriber from Time Warner Cable but would now like to get $2.
When Time Warner subscribers visit a CBS station, they receive a message with Time Warner’s side of the story and the following recommendation:
There are several ways that you can still see you favorite shows, including using an antenna to get CBS free over the air, online at CBS.com, and via Aereo (free trial available through Aereo.com).
It’s believed that the conflict will be resolved by September, just in time for the start of the NFL season and new episodes of “2 Broke Girls”.
As viewers get frustrated with Time Warner Cable and CBS not coming to an agreement, they may not all turn to Aereo. Could the real winner be Netflix?
Talking Numbers contributors Enis Taner, Global Macro Editor at RiskReversal.com, and Richard Ross, Global Technical Strategist at Auerbach Grayson, look at the fundamentals and technicals of Netflix.
Is it worth tuning in your portfolio to Netflix? Watch the video above and decide for yourself.