October 16th, 2010
03:53 AM ET

Cable dispute may leave sports fans in dark

News Corp. pulled the plug on Cablevision customers Saturday, blacking out more than 3 million households in the New York area over a programming fee dispute.

Cablevision is calling on News Corp. to immediately put Fox 5 and My9 back on Cablevision and submit to binding arbitration under a neutral third party to reach a fair agreement.

Sports fans could be left in the dark if an agreement is not reached soon. They could miss the first game of the National League Championship Series, featuring the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.

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  1. Mojomomma

    WGAS! got any really pertinent news?

    October 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ohmygod

    Does it surprise anybody that our friend jim here is an wealthy attorney? Facebook is so much fun.

    October 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. duke

    Cnn you suck!!

    October 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GetOutWhileYouStillCan

    "America, America, God shed his capitalism on thee, and crown thy good with monopolyhood, from companies that charge exorbitant fees!"

    October 17, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Laurie

    I don't think cablevision should pay, look at the facts , channel 5 and 9 are in fact a free channel, if their demand is met who's going to in essence cover the cost YOU the customer. Facts that NEWS CORP should consider , if cablevision makes the decision not to pay you loose over 3 million viewers your advertisers loose over 3 million customers, why are your advertiser going to continue to pay you. which case you loose . customers you can go purchase the dtv box and contiue to receive those Free channels that newscorp want You to pay for . newscorp you will loose on both ends . PLEASE STOP TRYING TO FORCE PEOPLE TO PAY FOR YOUR FREE CHANNELS...

    October 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
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