Monday, August 12, 2013

RadioShack Says HD Antenna Sales Jump Amid CBS Blackout...

RadioShack Says HD Antenna Sales Jump Amid CBS Blackout

After two weeks without CBS on Time Warner Cable in certain markets, some Time Warner Cable customers seem to be taking matters into their own hands.

The blackout, which is affecting 3.2 million customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, has created a double-digit spike in high-definition antennas in those markets at RadioShack, a spokeswoman for the electronics retailer said Monday.

CBS was pulled from Time Warner Cable on Aug. 2 after carriage negotiations collapsed. Both sides have urged viewers to use alternate means to get the network, with CBS suggesting that Time Warner Cable subscribers switch to another pay-TV provider and the cable company reminding viewers of alternatives in streaming web video.

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