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Cablevision to Pay for World Series Streams

Jeff Baumgartner
10/27/2010

7:10 PM -- Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) and Fox remain locked in a nasty retrans battle that has prevented the MSO's 3 million-plus subs from getting the broadcast network via cable.

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.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

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Pete Baldwin
Pete Baldwin
12/5/2012 | 4:20:13 PM
re: Cablevision to Pay for World Series Streams


How different would this all have been if the Yankees (or even the Phillies) had made it to the Series?  As it is, I'm not sure anyone outside the Bay Area and Dallas is going to be watching.

Jeff Baumgartner
Jeff Baumgartner
12/5/2012 | 4:20:13 PM
re: Cablevision to Pay for World Series Streams


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

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