DirecTV backs TWC in tariff fight with CBS

|By:, SA News Editor

In a show of solidarity, DirecTV (DTV) has said it "applauds" Time Warner Cable (TWC) for dropping CBS (CBS) programming in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and other markets in a dispute over fees.

DirecTV is also "appalled" by CBS's decision to block TWC's Internet customers from downloading full episodes of shows from CBS.com in a move that  affects the satellite TV company's subscribers who access the Web via TWC.