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Hey Time Warner Customers, You May Be Losing Your HDNet

(Just think, if you lose HDNet now you might miss Bob Sapp vs. Kinnikuman II: The Reckoning.  If you let that happen you’ll just hate yourself.)

Time Warner Cable is renowned on much of the East Coast for spotty internet service, not showing up for scheduled installation appointments, and generally not giving a shit, so it should come as little surprise that they’re threatening to screw their MMA-loving customers by dropping HDNet at the end of the month.  Before you freak out and get a satellite dish, you should know that this isn’t the first time that they’ve talked about going HDNet-less.  It’s just the first time they’ve sounded really serious about it.  Now here’s where you come in, voice of the people.

Our skinny friend Ariel Helwani asked HDNet co-founder Mark Cuban about the threat and he sounded optimistic, saying they were “still in discussions.”  He also encouraged fans of HDNet to “call their local Time Warner general manager and tell them that they love HDNet and would be upset if it’s taken off."

That sounds like a good idea, though if I know Time Warner like I think I do they’ll just keep transferring you to a different operator before finally hanging up on you.  Still, it’s worth a shot.  Just think about all those Dream, Sengoku, K-1, and other great events you’ll be missing out on.  Honestly, if you don’t get to stay up until three a.m. to watch Japanese freak show fights, what’s the point of even having a TV?

Make that call, Time Warner customers.  You can go here and enter your zip code to get the relevant contact info.  While you’re on the line with them, you might see if you can convince them to get HDNet to drop Michael Schiavello from the K-1 broadcasts.  Two birds with one stone, if you know what I’m saying. 

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MMA Doc- May 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm
This is a travesty. If you are a victim of Time Warner take the time to call in and tell them you are unhappy with their choice. I spoke to a representative today who stated that this was a result of a contractual dispute. HDNet wanted their stations to be included as basic digital cable where Time Warner wanted to continue charging extra as part of their HD Tier. So instead of making it free for all who have HD TV's they decided to do away with it completely. If HDNet or HDMovies was your soul reason for having the HD Tier, when you call to complain remember to cancel your subscription to the HD tier. If the company receives enough complaints and cancellations, maybe they'll reconsider since they wont be making the extra money they charge for the HD Tier anyway. I also mentioned that I would be moving to another service which provides HD Net and I fully intend to do so no matter what. I suggest everyone else affected does the same.
Sneaky Pete- May 27, 2009 at 12:09 pm
And it's gone, POOOO!

But we get the Smithsonian Channel in its place! oh, I mean, Oh Pooo!
ace328- May 19, 2009 at 10:26 am
Stupid Cocks Cable doesn't have hdnet. I want the reliability of cable but I also want to have hdnet and nfl sunday ticket. So what the hell is the problem!
boatswainsmate2- May 18, 2009 at 6:52 pm
just some dong- May 18, 2009 at 6:33 pm
i have shitty comcast and they've never offered me hdnet. my ppvs aren't even in hd. they just recently added spike hd like a month ago... at least that was timely with TUF starting up.
Dante- May 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Insight Communications FTW
HAL_13- May 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm
CAN YOU TEACH ME PLAY FOOTBALL.............................
Perdew- May 18, 2009 at 5:35 pm
MethLabTechnician- May 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm
When I had dish network the porn was second to none. You get like 9 channels devoted to that shit. Sadly the only demographic they were lacking in the midget and tranny category.
Sneaky Pete- May 18, 2009 at 5:29 pm
Without HDNet, the only other use for my cable would be porn, which would make it barely worth it. How's the porn on satelite?
MethLabTechnician- May 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm
Oh yeah, well I got a friend in Japan who just like turns on his webcam and faces it towards his super Sony 1180P prototype TV and just lets me watch that shit live. So, uhhh Suck it and fondle the sack.
LOCKCAPSHAL- May 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm
i have a straight up t1 cable going into my house, suck it trebeck.
Cookie Monster- May 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm
i bought directv just so i could get hdnet. i love it long time
MethLabTechnician- May 18, 2009 at 5:02 pm
BTW suck it rokabee.
MethLabTechnician- May 18, 2009 at 5:01 pm
You fuckin serious? I just got a box put into my private man cave and added on hdnet. Well atleast I still have that Jenna Jameson pussy/butthole mold on back order from Don't think I can get anybody to accept a return on my Tito mask though sadly.
rokabee- May 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm
Fuck yea for me! I jus ditched those lewsers and got verizon fios. Finally something goes right
One Two- May 18, 2009 at 4:54 pm
they just started the m-1 challenge season two i love that show. HD nets my favorite channel, hot chicks, arrested developement, MMA and k-1.