Friday, April 19, 2024

Irony: Time Warner Cable Offering Free Tix to US Tennis Open, Carried on CBS


OK, really? Time Warner cable is offering free tickets to the US Tennis Open in Flushing Meadows. The US Open is carried by CBS, which Time Warner has dropped from its cable systems in a carriage fee fight with CBS. Hmmmm…. This should be interesting. You can’t watch the tennis on TV thanks to Time Warner but you can go be one of the first 500 people to see it live thanks to them. CBS has the deal with the US Open this year and next. In 2015 it moves to ESPN. If Time Warner hasn’t dropped them, then tennis fans will be able to see the games.Otherwise, TW subscribers will have to get into this lottery. Maybe Time Warner will run similar offers for tapings of “Homeland,” “NCIS,” and “60 Minutes.”



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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