Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Well the New Year has not even started yet and some people are mad. Time Warner wants more money. Gee imagine that! The cable giant want $39million in increased fees for some shows like "Sponge Bob Squarepants", Comedy Central, including "The Colbert Report" and " The Daily Show". If an agreement can not be reached soon (12:01 am) some Time Warner customers in Ohio, southern California, North and South Carolina and Texas may be without these shows.Then again with the increases, guess who will pay? Yeah, you got it, the customers! There go the cable bills up again.

Luckily we don't have Time Warner here but we have Comcast which any day now I expect will raise their prices too. After all, Digital is going to be the only game in town now. Come Feb. 2009 analog goes bye-bye. Now that we will have no choice but to go digital, any wild guesses how much cable bills will rise?

Oh well, I might have to watch an episode of "SpongeBob" just for fun if I can remember what channel it's on. Comcast keeps changing things. Oh wait, there are a bunch of football bowl games on. Sorry Bob. Gotta check out Texas and Alabama. Oh yeah, Rice University (the smart people school) won it's bowl game, the first win in about 50 years.

Any body looking for a new job in the new year? How about pro football coach? Musical chairs in the NFL is now in full swing. From head coaches to assistants are up for grabs. Even the Texans fired their defensive staff. I can't say I'm surprised.

Well, other than Time Warner (do they really need $39 mill?) I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. May all your wishes come true. Stay safe...


cube said...

Viacom is causing the problem because they want more money from the cable companies. No doubt they need it to pay for expensive hotel stays and extravagant CEO bonuses.

Anyway, just wanted to drop by and
wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

Let's hope 2009 is kinder to us all.

Unknown said...

Well, I guess Viacom is just another example of what is wrong around here. If it's not the cable companies, it's some other company looking to fill the coffers of the executives.

I do hope this is a better year.

Bazza said...

Over here we have a company called SKY, they are the same as Comcast and Viacom, they all have the middle name of Fleece.

dmarks said...

I thought Viacom WAS a cable company.