Fox, Cablevision Dispute Stretches Into 5th Day
NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) – The dispute between Fox and Cablevision that has left 3 million cable subscribers in the New York area without Fox programming has stretched into its fifth day.
Fox, owned by News Corp., said talks with Cablevision Systems Corp. were to resume Wednesday. Cablevision reiterated calls for binding arbitration to resolve the dispute, something Fox has resisted.
The dispute over how much Cablevision will pay to carry the network on its lineup has led to the highest-profile blackout over broadcast fees in years. It has left Cablevision subscribers without access to the baseball playoffs including the Yankees/Rangers games, New York Giants games and the medical drama “House.”
Unless there’s a deal by Wednesday night, subscribers will miss the fourth National League Championship Series game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies.
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