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Along with 3.2 million other TWC customers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, three Southern California subscribers have been subjected to a blackout of CBS, Showtime and other channels for the past two weeks, and they want their money back.

Aug 15, 2013, 12:12pm PDT
Annlee Ellingson

Time Warner Cable customers are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore!

Three Southern California subscribers to the pay-TV provider have filed a class-action lawsuit over the company’s ongoing carriage dispute with CBS, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Along with 3.2 million other subscribers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, James Armstrong, Michael Pourtemour and Vatsana Bilavarn have been subjected to a channel blackout for the past two weeks, and they want their money back.

According to the suit, the plaintiffs are frustrated that they haven’t been able to watch “Big Brother,” the PGA Championship and NFL football on CBS or “Dexter” and “Ray Donovan” on Showtime. The lack of access especially stings because they claim they were wooed by an October 2012 ad promising six free months of Showtime for subscribing to basic cable through TWC. Moreover, Pourtemour says he wouldn’t have signed up for Internet through TWC had he known his TV programming was going to be interrupted.

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