Share Sponsored Links The latest edition of the carriage disputes is also the most damaging, especially to sports fans in the New York area, as several Fox stations are no longer available to Cablevision subscribers. Naturally Fox and Cablevision have done the blame each other dance both press releases are after the break and set up websites arguing each side, but we're pretty sure the only real question here is if Fox5, My9 and the other networks will be back on the air in time for the NLCS which starts tonight, the New York Giants football game on Sunday, and potentially the World Series.
In response, Altice confirmed it was negotiating with Fox and said it is "disappointed that they have started threatening to black out certain channels in an effort to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in new fees from us and our customers.
Optimum could again drop some of your favorite programming.
Optimum may no longer carry your favorite sports shows and local news. Negotiations between Fox and Altice started in May.
According to sources, Fox made a proposal but Altice did not respond for months. When Altice did respond, both sides were far apart. Altice acquired Cablevision Systems in New York in Its Optimum brand service carries popular Jets and Giants football games as well as New York Yankees baseball to millions of homes in the New York market.
From Fox commercial In , Fox networks were blacked out on Cablevision for two weeks.
When an agreement was reached, just before the first pitch of Game 3 of the World Series, Cablevision complained that it had been pressured into a bad deal. Altice dropped Starz and Encore channels on Jan.
They were restored Feb. Altice also owns the former Suddenlink cable systems. In July, Fox began showing ads featuring popular coaches from Big Ten schools warning fans that they might not be able to see college football games unless the dispute was settled.
A renewal was agreed upon on Aug.