Fox and Cablevision resolve carriage dispute in New York area

Fox Networks and Cablevision announced today they have reached an agreement in principle for a new carriage agreement involving more than 3 million households through Connecticut, parts of New Jersey, the New York area and a small part of Philadelphia area.  The signals were restored Saturday prior to the first pitch of World Series Game 3 on Fox.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. An impasse between the two companies led to the loss of Fox programming on the Cablevision systems on Oct. 16.

Cablevision released this statement:  “In the absence of any meaningful action from the FCC, Cablevision has agreed to pay Fox an unfair price for multiple channels of its programming including many in which our customers have little or no interest.  Cablevision conceded because it does not think its customers should any longer be denied the Fox programs they wish to see. Cablevision thanks its customers for understanding the reasons for the dispute and for staying with us.  We are also grateful to the 175 government leaders who raised their voices to urge government intervention and binding arbitration to prevent this blackout.  It is clear the retransmission consent system is badly broken and needs to be fixed.”

 The dispute involved the distribution of programming on WNYW FOX5 and WWOR My9 in New York, WTXF FOX29 in Philadelphia, and the cable channels FOX Deportes, FOX Business Network, and Nat Geo WILD.   


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  • peter sachs

    too bad. It has been nice to have Glenn Beck and all the other FOX whack-jobs off the air for a while.
    While cablevision is usually the kooky company, this is the best thing they have ever done in their history – keeping the right wing silenced for even 2 weeks. too bad the PEACE is over….

    • Q

      ” The dispute involved the distribution of programming on WNYW FOX5 and WWOR My9 in New York, WTXF FOX29 in Philadelphia, and the cable channels FOX Deportes, FOX Business Network, and Nat Geo WILD.”

      Basically, it looks like Fox News was the only one they had on the air. They wouldn’t want people missing it during an election season, after all.

  • jenn

    You’re right Cablevision! Fox is such a mean bully! I cannot believe you had to give your milk money away AGAIN. Keep playing that victim card, it worked well with ABC.. wait.. it didn’t. And, now Fox. Eek! RETREAT! RETREAT!

  • JC

    About time! Now I can watch Fringe and Family Guy again, along with some football on Sundays! Long 2 weeks, luckily both those shows were off at the time.

  • Laur

    Happy to watch my Jets football but said that it had to come to this. My cablevision bill better NOT go up or I will boycott Fox forever!!!!!!!

  • Devin Trimby

    Funny how more is never enough!

  • Chris

    Um, hello? Fox News was never blacked out. Check your facts.

  • william jay

    all the bull for weeks that cable
    would not back down. the crap on fox
    isn’t worth a penny more.

  • Ruf

    Way to go Cablevision, you stuck to your convictions for all of 2 weeks.
    Oh by the way, please have the curiosity to explain to your subscribers the details of the agreement you made with Murdock.. They have a right to know since they pay your bills.

  • Carla

    FOX and all of it’s channels can go straight to hell! Fox held the southeast hostage in January. Frankly, I can live very comfortably without ANY Fox channels!

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