Chromecast, Filmon Rescue CBS Fans

Unable to reach a contractual agreement by their Friday, 5 p.m. deadline, Time Warner Cable dropped the No. 1 primetime network in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other markets.

USA Today is reporting that a contract dispute has left TWC customers in eight markets without CBS programming.  This includes six of Nielsen’s top ten programs and, potentially, NFL Football.  The affected markets are…

  • New York: WCBS and WLNY (Ind)
  • Los Angeles: KCBS and KCAL (Ind)
  • Dallas: KTVT-CBS and KTXA (Ind)
  • Boston: WBZ-CBS and WSBK (Ind)
  • Pittsburgh: KDKA-CBS and WPCW-CW
  • Chicago: WBBM-CBS
  • Detroit: WKBD-CWDenver: KCNC-CBS

If you can plug a computer into your television or have purchased a Chromcast, you may be able to continue to watch CBS.  Filmon.com is a web site that streams television programming.  Open filmon.com in a Chrome tab, choose your channel, send the tab to your chromecast, and select full screen.  Standard Definition television is free and  HD can be purchased for $9.99/month.  There are annual plans and DVR options as well.

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4 comments on “Chromecast, Filmon Rescue CBS Fans

  1. It might be. I would say that filmon is a good solution for people…

    1. momentarily replacing a blacked out channel
    2. unable to receive a channel via an antenna
    3. who like to sit in front of a television for hours of uninterrupted viewing

    If you have a chromecast and want to watch blacked out CBS, by all means tab-cast filemon. If you have a Roku, go with Aereo if you don’t mind starting each program. If at all possible, put up an antenna. A small investment of cash and effort will provide you with many channels forever with no fees. And the picture may be better than any of the alternatives.

    The chrome review is stickied to the top of the blog. Click the home icon and scroll across the top.

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