The price you pay for cable is directly affected by what Time Warner Cable pays for programming. Nearly $.40 of every dollar you pay for your video service goes to the networks that produce programming. And almost all the money that’s left over, along with the money we bring in from our other offerings, is used to operate our business and to make sure we can keep bringing you more great products and services.
That 40% is why we are trying so hard to control these increasing programming costs. If we roll over and give in to programmer demands for excessive payments, that means higher costs for you. We can either pay these high prices, or fight back and risk having some providers try to take away popular shows and sporting events. It’s possible the program providers could choose to take away popular shows and sporting events until an agreement is reached.
You can learn more about retransmission consent negotiations or help out by joining the discussion by visiting TWCConversations.com.