Unfortunately it isn't FOX News, but a couple of their network stations. Seems Fox wants a lot more money then they are currently getting.
This is only upsetting to me because this means I have to wait a while to watch episodes of GLEE online. Why can't they pull Fox News instead of the worthwhile stations?
Not much to say on this. It's one greedy company (Cablevision) attacking an even greedier - and of questionable motives - company (News Corps).
In an act of corporate greed, News Corp has pulled FOX 5 and My9 from your Cablevision channel lineup. This is an unfortunate attempt to get unreasonable and unfair fee increases from Cablevision and our customers.
Cablevision currently pays 70 million dollars per year for News Corp's programming (which includes channels such as FOX 5, My9, FOX Business Network, National Geographic Wild, and FOX Deportes), and now they are asking for more than 150 million dollars for the exact same programming – no new programming, just another 80 million dollars per year for News Corp.
Cablevision has reached agreement with every other major broadcast station, including CBS, NBC, ABC and Univision. But News Corp is demanding more in fees for FOX 5 and My9 than Cablevision and our customers pay for all of the other broadcast stations combined!
We think in these economic times that this is outrageous, especially since FOX 5 and My9 are available for free over the air, and they make many of their most popular shows available for free on the Internet.
News Corp has pulled the plug on their most popular programming, holding viewers hostage until their unreasonable demands are met. NFL Football, the MLB playoffs and World Series, House and Glee are just a few of the programs that News Corp is depriving their viewers of in an attempt to bully us into accepting their unfair demands.
Cablevision is willing to accept binding arbitration from an independent 3rd party to settle this dispute. We call on News Corp to accept binding arbitration, and to put FOX 5 and My9 back on the air for our customers until we can come to a fair agreement.
Connecticut customers, please note that this only affects FOX 5 and My9, and does not affect WTIC-Hartford (channel 25) and MyTV9-New Haven (channel 24). Fox programming on WTIC and MyTV9 will continue to be available and is not subject to disruption.
You can make a difference in this dispute. Call1-877-no-tv-tax or send an e-mail and tell News Corp it is unfair to hold their own viewers hostage to get what they want.