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Canadian Alternative for CBS Shows Is Over

If you're one of the few Time Warner Cable subscribers who discovered some CBS prime time series like "CSI: Miami" were being carried on cable through a Canadian affiliate, I hope you enjoyed it.

That's because the practice -- which allowed local cable viewers to watch CBS shows despite the feud between TWC and Channel 4's owner, LIN TV, -- has ended.

TWC spokesman Robin Wolfgang and Channel 4 General Manager Chris Musial confirmed that the cable company has to blackout the Canadian station to comply with non-duplication regulations even though CBS affillate WIVB-TV is not carried on TWC.

A Channel 4 researcher said today that not enough viewers watched "CSI: Miami" Monday on CFTO-TV in Toronto via cable to register a rating.

-- Alan Pergament


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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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