Sunday, March 07, 2010
NY cable dispute seems to pull plug on Oscars for cable viewers
NBC Washington is reporting that three million cable customers in New York will not be able to access the Oscars through cable because of a dispute between Disney and Cablevision, which had to pull the plug last night on Disney programs. Maybe it will get settled Sunday. In apartment buildings, rabbit ears, even digita,l don’t work. This is shameful corporate behavior. Why can't Disney (owning ABC) serve its customers and take legal action later to demand payment from NY Cablevision?
Story on Cinemaretro here.
This is the second such dispute in recent memory.
Update: Service was restored 14 minutes into the Oscar broadcast (various reports).