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Entries in Cablevision (3)

Wednesday
Jan262011

Cable Providers to Hike Prices as Early as February

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- TV viewers may have to pay a little more to watch their favorite shows, as cable providers across the U.S. begin to raise prices.

DirecTV customers will see a price hike of around four percent starting Feb. 10.  For customers that are a part of an introductory plan, monthly plans will remain the same, but old customers will be shelling out more money for the cable provider's various plans.  The lowest package will jump from $39.99 to $44.99.

Moreover, Time Warner customers are expected to see a seven percent increase and Cablevision will raise rates to around three percent, according to the TheStreet.com.

DISH Network prices will also hit a high with some customers paying 12 percent more beginning in February.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Sunday
Oct312010

Fox, Cablevision End Holdout; Signal Returns to 3 Million Homes

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- FOX restored its signal to more than 3 million New York-area homes Saturday night, as News Corporation and Cablevision finally agreed on a new distribution deal.

Subscribers on Oct. 16. lost access to local FOX stations, as well as My 9 in New York, FOX Business Network, Nat Geo WILD and FOX Deportes.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Saturday
Oct162010

Blackout: Fox Pulls Programming from Cablevision

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- More than 3 million New York-area households lost access to Fox programming overnight, when the network’s parent company pulled its channels from Cablevision as the result of an ongoing dispute over programming fees.

“Cablevision already pays News Corp. more than $70 million a year for its channels,” Cablevision said in a statement. “News Corp. is demanding more than $150 million a year for the same exact programming.”

The outages include FOX5 and MY9 in New York, and FOX29 in Philadelphia. FOX Business Network, NatGeo Wild and FOX Deportes were among the News Corp.-owned network’s to be blacked out.

"We deeply regret that Cablevision refuses to recognize the value of our programming,” said FOX5 and MY9 Vice President and General Manager Lew Leone.

Negotiations between the two sides continue.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

(NEW YORK) -- More than 3 million New York-area households lost access to Fox programming overnight, when the network’s parent company pulled its channels from Cablevision as the result of an ongoing dispute over programming fees.

Cablevision already pays News Corp. more than $70 million a year for its channels,” Cablevision said in a statement. “News Corp. is demanding more than $150 million a year for the same exact programming.”

The outages include FOX5 and MY9 in New York, and FOX29 in Philadelphia. FOX Business Network, NatGeo Wild and FOX Deportes were among the News Corp.-owned network’s to be blacked out.


"We deeply regret that Cablevision refuses to recognize the value of our programming,” said FOX5 and MY9 Vice President and General Manager Lew Leone.

Negotiations between the two sides continue.