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The cable industry has produced its fair share of blockbuster storylines thus far this year, but perhaps none match the current showdown between distributor heavyweight Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC ) and content kingpin CBS (NYSE: CBS ) . Negotiations started ugly and only got worse, which has now resulted in blackouts of CBS programming in some of the most important media markets in the US. So what's going on, and who's really to blame? In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses the most recent goings-on in this clash of the media titans and why this story might hold greater implications than many investors realize.
As the CBS/TWC content showdown shows, the future of television has already begun... with an all-out $2.2 trillion media war that pits cable companies like Cox, Comcast, and Time Warner against technology giants like Apple, Google, and Netflix. The Motley Fool's shocking video presentation reveals the secret Steve Jobs took to his grave, and explains why the only real winners are these three lesser-known power players that film your favorite shows. Click here to watch today!