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Quick Hits: Small Screen, Big Payout


Brief scrutiny of today's headlines

The city of Los Angeles is asking Time Warner Cable (TWC) to handsomely compensate subscribers for not watching TV. Seriously.

The City of Angels is suing the cable company over its inconsistent service and embarrassingly long response time to customer service inquires. According to, it's seeking compensation of $2,500 for individuals who experienced cable interruptions between August 2006 and spring 2007. The sum doubles for senior citizens and the disabled.

That's $5,000 for missed episodes of the Golden Girls and Murder She Wrote. Half of that for NBC's (GE) The Office and ABC's (DIS) Grey's Anatomy.

Would you expect anything less from the Entertainment Capital of the World?

For more on Hollywood, check out Hoofy & Boo's always astute report:

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