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Thursday April 24, 2014

Cablevision, Fox Lose Bargaining Chip with Yankees Loss

Both sides in the Fox, Cablevision dispute lost a bargaining chip when the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees for a place in the World Series. The pressure to get WNYW and WWOR New York back on the air for Cablevision’s 3 million subscribers would have increased had the Yanks made it to the Series.  Nevertheless the standoff could extend through Wednesday’s series start.

Meanwhile, the FCC asked both companies to provide written explanations of their negotiating strategies to prove they are operating in good faith, as called for in the law governing retransmission deals, and the FCC asked each to provide any proof they might have that the other company is violating the good faith requirement.

Variety

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