Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fox blackout could affect viewers of NLCS game one in NY and Philadelphia

10/16, Bethpage, NY, "Three Fox channels have gone dark for some 3 million Cablevision subscribers after talks broke down amid a programming dispute.

The standoff could cause the subscribers, mostly in the New York area but also in Philadelphia, to lose

  • access to Game 1 of baseball's National League championship series.

The blackout began after the programming deal between Cablevision and Fox expired just after midnight Friday. Such deals spell out how much a cable TV system pays the broadcaster to carry its signals over the cable lineup.

  • The blackout affects Fox 5 and My9 in New York and Fox29 in Philadelphia.

Earlier this year, Cablevision customers experienced brief blackouts of ABC's broadcast signal and missed the first 15 minutes of the Oscars."

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