Posted Tue Nov 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Cablevision bit the bullet – sour grapes abound.
Cablevision customers will be happy to hear that Fox channels are finally back on the air. The company released a statement to explain how it all worked out and it's more than just a little snippy.
"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," says the release, which later goes on to say, "In the end, our customers will pay more than they should for Fox programming, but less than they would have if we had accepted the unprecedented rates News Corp. was demanding when they pulled their channels off Cablevision."
Cablevision isn't the only provider with Fox troubles these days, but it sounds like DISH anted up before things got to Cablevision levels. "After prolonged negotiations to reach a fair deal, we're pleased to enter into a long term agreement with Fox and to assure our customers that they can continue to enjoy these channels," explains VP Dave Shull.
Source: PR Newswire
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