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Jan 1, 2010 07:39 AM

Food Network off the air in NY?

Just saw this article that Cablevision is dropping FN & HGTV in New York over a fee dispute. Sounds like saber rattling to me, but maybe it's true. Anybody in NY know more?

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  1. I just read the same thing...Cablevision is no longer carrying FN or of last night at midnight! WTF??? Sounds like they wanted more compensation from Cablevision....well that's a bite in the ass...

    1. In NJ as well. Cablevision stopped carrying the channels at midnight.

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      1. re: annl

        Cablevision is running a message on the Food Network channel basically saying that the FN is being unreasonable in their demands and they hope that they can work something out...I can't imagine it being a very good business decision for the FN to go off the air in NY, NJ & CT...but I'm sure we don't have all the real facts here either....

        1. re: sibeats

          Can't imagine this will go on too long. No way they are going stay off the air in the biggest media market.

          1. re: Shane Greenwood

            Shane, you are probaly very correct here. I think the big question is how much more will Cablevision charge us when the do go back on the air?

   now Scripps is getting ZERO from Cablevision... how this makes any sense is beyond me.

        2. re: annl

          In CT they stop carrying the channels as of this afternoon.

        3. yup. i used to live in Jersey, and all of my friends back there who have Cablevision are flipping out about it this morning.

          those of us who have Time Warner are in danger of losing several Fox-owned networks due to a similar of Hell's Kitchen certainly won't be happy about that.

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          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Just heard that the Fox/Time Warner dispute was settled today. Hope Cablevision and Scripps can work this out as well.

            1. re: iluvcookies

              Yes but management at TW has 2 brain cells to rub together. jfood only hopes there are some available on Ebay for the management of Cablevision

              1. re: jfood

                Cablevision, the brain trust that brought us Isaiah Thomas with the Knicks!

          2. On FN's homepage they have a link to this site with appeals to rally the audience to put pressure on Cablevision.


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            1. re: Shane Greenwood

              I hope Food is available again soon. It is the company that owns both Food and HGTV, Scripps, that is holding out, according to the Cablevision message. I wish we could just subscribe to the networks we want. I was thinking I could trade with someone who watches YES and ESPN. They can have mine and I'll take their TFN and HGTV.

              1. re: lucyis

                I'd glady give up about 53 other channels (Soccer, MTV in Spanish and ESPN all up for grabs here! You can even have Spike TV, I already own all the James Bond movies on DVD)
                Just give me DDD and Unwrapped please.

                1. re: iluvcookies

                  53 may be conservative...get rid of all the reality crap, the voyeur crap, the sexist crap...

                  Wow we'd have about 20 channels plus the Scripps stuff.

                  1. re: jfood

                    53 was arbitrary... I agree with you wholeheartedly about the crap on many other channels.Thankfully we still have Create and Travel Channel for food/cooking entertainment. So I can have Man v Food but not DDD...

                    Just hoping I can get our co-op to put the FIOS/DirecTV dish on the roof as it's the only other option in our area.

                    1. re: iluvcookies

                      jfood understood the 53 was arbitrary, just trying to point out how much crap we are paying for.

                      jfood would prefer each customer paying for what they ask to receive.

                      1. re: jfood

                        a la carte cable... such a lovely idea
                        (no pun intended, we are talking about the Food Network after all:)

                    2. re: jfood

                      one exception re: the reality crap. gotta keep Bravo for Top Chef!

              2. Yet another wonderful approach to his customer hit the NY area by the Dolan family. First they ruined Madison Square Garden, forced the Knicks right through the gutter and into the sewer, allowed sexual harassment in the locker room and no go after the simple things in life...watching the Food Network in the comfort of the home.

                At midnight last night, they and Scripps could not come to agreement on a new deal and the consumer took the hit.

                Last night Scripps had a banner across the screen to call Cablevision and this morning the channel has it's own propanganda on the screen.

                Jfood suggests everyone call Cablevision and start looking elsewhere for service to the home. Jfood for one will be calling ATT to get a time to switch on Monday.

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                1. re: jfood

                  Amen, sir. As a Knick's fan I've been sick for nearly a decade.