And it's coming at an inopportune time for baseball fans as the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers gets underway tonight. Fox's national coverage is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Some Cablevision customers have gone out and bought antennas to ensure they can receive the game over the air, while others, if they have broadband, may opt to go to MLB.com to stream the game live over the Intertubes.
The MSO, in an attempt to make temporary amends with customers who are pretty upset about all this, is offering to reimburse customers who take the Web route and sign up for Major League Baseball's 2010 Postseason.TV package.
"Customers who purchase the package and forward their purchase confirmation to Cablevision will have a $10 credit applied to their monthly bill within two billing cycles," the MSO said.
Yeah, that would've been a complete disaster for CVC if the Yanks made it in this year. You're right. It could've been much, much worse. But the die hard baseball fans will find a way to see the games. JB
Under fire from US broadcasters, Locast is appealing for funds to help it mount a legal defense, a move that was attempted eight years ago by Ivi Inc., an OTT-TV company that was sued out of existence.