October 17, 2010 by staff
Cablevision Fox, Baseball fans in Fairfield County are a bit on edge today searching for News Corporation had removed their channels from Cablevision after contract programming company expired and new negotiations reached an impasse, threatening the issuance of the baseball playoffs on Fox 5 and My9.
In particular, subscribers can keep watch Game 1 of the National Major League Baseball League Championship Series pitting the Philadelphia Phillies against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
People browsing through these channels were found with a message loop action called Cablevision News Corp. ‘s “an act of corporate greed” and shows the giant media demanded “outrageous fees” to carry their programming. The message encourages viewers to call a toll of 877 to News Corp. said it is “unfair to hold hostage to their own customers.” TV9 News Corp. ‘s, WTIC WCTX 25 and 24 are still being broadcast.
Local reaction ranged from indifference to disgust and outrage, even in this competing enterprise at the expense of cable viewers. “We’re not going to affect us much as cable, DirecTV and a sports package, so you will have access no matter what,” said a waiter service in the Seagrape Café in Fairfield. “We also have more Yankee fans and fans of college football today, so there is little interest in the ALCS.”
Sea grape pattern of Trumbull said Don saying, “I understand what is happening. They seem to have their own agendas and barking at each other. They have to stop this and let people enjoy their sport.”
Standing beside him, Geoff Bagshaw, 31, of Boston, said: “I’m not from this area, but if it were, would be upset because I could not watch the game and what promises to be a great pitcher’s duel.”
In Archie Moore in Fairfield, Gary Goldfield, 50, of Bridgeport, said: “I’m not worried about not having these channels I can get everything I want in the subsidiary WTIC. If I could, I’d be very upset.”
“If what Cablevision says is true, then this is greed on FOX,” he continued Goldfield. “The channels are cable hostage by cable companies are caught in the middle -.. satellite and other service providers, also”
Sitting near a cabin with a child under 4 years old, Ryan, Martin Blake, 41, of Weston said he was planning to watch Game 1.
“Fortunately, I have the ability to see on another channel so that this does not bother my night. In general, however, it is unfortunate that these companies do this before an important event, so fans who are also customers suffer. If they were really concerned about their customers, who had to work. ”
Hilo to Ryan, “While I can see my Nick Jr., we’re fine.”
In Cologne Grill in Fairfield, Steven Feinstein, 57, of Westport, said: “That would be annoying if we could not see the game tonight and especially tomorrow’s football. I think in general if you will buy cable services, programming should be available. It’s not just that customers are being used as pawns. “
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