Fox returned signal to Cablevision; Background on dispute explained (audio)
This Saturday, the 3 million Cablevision customers who were unable to view Fox channels because the signals had been pulled following the breakdown of a fee dispute between Cablevision and Fox, got their signals turned back on.
In essence, in the end, it looked like Cablevision took the high road on behalf of it customers and agreed to pay Fox the fees it had been demanding. Cablevision insisted that the fees were in excess of what other similar systems were paying Fox’s parent NewsCorp for similar licensing. Fox disagreed saying that Cablevision didn’t want to buy a package of services yet wanted a discount.
Sounds like negotiations arm wrestling if you ask me. But in any event, in case you missed it, I was on WOL1450 explaining to the listeners of the Tech Talk Show the background in layman’s terms on how we go to this place where this type of wrangling could result in 3 million people losing their World Series coverage.
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