(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.