Cable blackout a 'Scandal'
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I have noted a worrying trend regarding our local television stations buying the rights to several cable broadcast series, for example, Suits and Scandal, and thereby blocking paying cable subscribers from viewing these on the cable provider network.
Soon we will not be able to see anything on our cable service of any consequence.
I, like many other viewers, mainly watch the news on both local TV stations to keep abreast of what is happening in our country and then switch back to our paid cable service.
The shows they have blocked all start at the beginning of the series, while on cable, the season is soon to end with maybe two or three episodes left. If one wants to watch from the beginning, one can switch to the local channels. However, I see no reason for blocking these shows.
I would appreciate if the Office of Utilities Regulation investigate this trend and protect the paying cable customers.