For some, being blacked out from watching “Two and a Half Men” is a blessing in disguise. But for others, the offense is so egregious that it has driven TV viewers to the point of litigation.
Time Warner Cable Inc., which has engaged in retransmission consent disputes with both CBS Corp. and Journal Broadcast Group, now faces two class action lawsuits for breach of contract in Los Angeles and Milwaukee. Time Warner subscribers in New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas have been without CBS programming since Aug. 2. Journal stations in six markets, including Milwaukee and Green Bay, have been blacked out since July 25.