It's a plotline so played out that if it were pitched as a script no network executive would bite.
A TV broadcaster wants more money. A cable distributor doesn't want to pay. They trade public jabs while trying to reach an agreement, and then TV channels go black when the parties don't find common ground.
That's how the story unfolded once again on Friday night between broadcaster CBS -- the parent company of CNET -- and distributor Time Warner Cable. However, this time around, technology has changed the script. Online options like over-the-air streamer Aereo and … Read more