Cablevision and Fox strike out
By Marc A. Greenberg
Cablevision and News Corp.’s Fox failed to reach an agreement before the first pitch of the World Series last night.
The blackout is heading into its 13th day and may continue through Sunday’s Jets vs. Packers game on Fox.
Last night, Cablevision, whose CEO is James Dolan, told customers that if they paid MLB.com the $10 fee to get access to the live Web-streaming of the World Series, it would reimburse them.
Yesterday, the two parties briefly went back to the negotiating table after Cablevision made a new offer — but News Corp. rejected it.
Cablevision said it would pay for Fox, but that its offer was contingent on getting the same price Time Warner Cable pays for a package of channels that includes Fox.