As CBS (s CBS) and Time Warner Cable (s TWC)’s dispute stretches on and CBS remains blocked in several large cities, TWC told customers Friday that it will give away basic antennas in affected markets and will also offer $20 in Best Buy (s BBY) credit toward the purchase of an antenna.
“We are trying to strike a balance between our desire to restore the channels as soon as possible and our responsibility to all of our customers to hold down the rising cost of TV,” TWC said in an email to customers, according to Variety.
TWC outlined the program on its website:
“Time Warner Cable has a limited quantity of basic indoor antennas available to pick up, for free, for customers at our TWC retail locations in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Los Angeles/Desert Cities, New York City, plus Milwaukee and Green Bay in Wisconsin.
In addition, we have partnered with Best Buy in those cities to provide $20 toward the purchase of any in-stock broadcast antenna at select Best Buy store locations.”