"It is Cablevision's long-standing policy not to comment on rumors or speculation in the media," a spokeswoman said, in a statement. But, if true, it could mean that the deal ended up being a less-than-optimal operational and cultural fit for New York-based Cablevision. After all, Cablevision CEO James Dolan has a rock band -- JD And The Straight Shot -- and Bresnan's systems are out in the Midwest. Perhaps they didn't go together quite as smoothly as Donny & Marie.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable