Cablevision and Fox resolve dispute

By Marc A. Greenberg

Put down your jackets, cancel your plans, and break out the nachos; the Jets will be seen today by Cablevision members on Fox.

Cablevision and Fox parent company News Corp have reached a new deal over programming fees.

The agreement ends a two week blackout for more than three million subscribers.

News Corp pulled 12 channels including Fox 5 and My9 on October 16 over a fee dispute, leading Cablevision to run an ad blasting the move.

The dispute ended Saturday, just in time for the first pitch of Game 3 of the World Series.

Terms of the new deal have not been released.

In a statement, Cablevision said it “has agreed to pay Fox an unfair price for multiple channels of its programming including many in which our customers have little or no interest.”

News Corp fired back, calling Cablevision’s statement “another in a long line of publicity stunts.”