Game 3 earned the second-lowest television rating for a World Series game. The rating was down 26 percent from the 9.1 for Game 3 of last season’s Yankees-Phillies World Series.
A recent spate of TV blackouts and the lack of government intervention suggests that broadcasters have the upper hand over TV signal providers when it comes to negotiating fees.
Fox says it has reached an agreement with Cablevision that will restore programing to more than 3 million New York-area subscribers.
The San Francisco Giants’ 11-7 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 1 on Fox on Wednesday night earned an 8.9 rating and 15 share. That’s down 25 percent from the 11.9 for last year’s Yankees-Phillies opener.
The situation finally became too much for a man in Westchester.
If you have Cablevision and want to watch the World Series New Yorkers, it looks like you’ll have to head to a bar.
When the New York Giants baseball team left for San Francisco in 1957, some New Yorkers never relinquished their allegiance.
Fox is threatening to sue Cablevision Systems Corp. amid a dispute that has left the cable TV provider’s 3 million subscribers without Fox programming for more than a week.
With a contract dispute still keeping Fox programming off Cablevision systems, federal regulators are demanding information from both companies about the details of their negotiations.
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.
The contract dispute that has left 3 million Cablevision subscribers without Fox programming since the weekend may be just one move in a broader chess match between broadcast TV companies and subscription TV providers.
Fox Station President Dennis Swanson joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday to talk about the ongoing battle between Cablevision and Fox.
Negotiators failed to reach an agreement over rates Sunday, more than a day after their deal expired amid negotiations for a new one.
Cablevision and Fox parent News Corp. will meet again Monday, Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said
Cablevision and Fox parent News Corp. have walked away from the negotiating table for the evening.