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Two Cheers for Time Warner

Everyone wants to beat up on cable companies like Time Warner.

Hey, I do it often myself.

But there are a couple of reasons to cheer the Buffalo system now.

My column today is about Prime Time on Demand, which enables subscribers to watch marathons of popular NBC, CBS, FX and USA Network series at their own convenience on Channel 1005.

It's a terrific feature. If you've tried it, tell me what you think of it.

And now comes word that Time Warner will allow all digital customers to watch CBS College Sports on Channel 130 during the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament. The channel, which Time Warner put on Channel 4's cable slot during its negotiations with LIN TV last fall, has been on a sports tier since Channel 4 got its slot back.

CBS College Sports will have extensive coverage of the NCAA tournament and will carry two games, including top-seeded Louisville's opener Friday night.

I'm sure these new wrinkles will not satisfy cable detractors, but it feels good to say something nice about cable occasionally.

-- 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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