If you live or work along the Hudson River, you got a treat this morning.
If you were watching the Yankees’ home opener on Thursday afternoon, you probably noticed a commercial on YES urging fans to “be heard” in the network’s ongoing contract battle with DirecTV.
If NFL owners aren’t careful, they might just force us to sympathize with guys who make more in a year than most will take home in a lifetime. Chad Ochocinco could come off looking like some sort of modern-day Cesar Chavez.
Hard-liners on both sides — the NFL and players’ union — have taken negotiations to the brink, and there’s no indication that sanity will prevail before the current collective bargaining agreement expires and things really begin to get nasty.
If you’re hoping to watch the Packers-Steelers matchup at 30,000 feet next Sunday, plan carefully: Not every airline with TV will be showing the game and not all digital alternatives work once regular-season football ends.
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.