Oct 17, 2010

Cablevision vs FOX

Back in May, there was a bit of a contract dispute between ABC-TV and our local cable provider, Cablevision. There was a deadline and it passed and ABC's programming was pulled on a Sunday morning from Cablevision, but we all knew it was grandstanding. ABC was broadcasting the Oscars that night and you just knew that an agreement would be made in time for the Oscars to be seen in our HUGE media market. And it eventually happened...about 20 minutes into the broadcast.

The same kind of impasse is happening today* with FOX and Cablevision in our area. And there is another big event (for some of us) going on tonight* that will probably accelerate the negotiation.

Game 1 of the NLCS between the Phillies and the Giants.

Sure, it's not going to get the same ratings as the Oscars. But baseball fans have been anticipating this game all week. A classic marquee pitching matchup between Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay. Last year's NL Cy Young winner vs. this year's winner. Well, Halladay hasn't won it yet, but it's pretty much a given that he will win it.

I'm gonna be super fucking pissed if I'm not gonna be able to watch it!

*I wrote this on Saturday morning. I'll post updates, both joyful and sad, as the day progresses. Huh?

UPDATE #1: 8:56 PM EST - They are still at an impasse. I am still pissed.

UPDATE #2: 10:23 AM EST (Sunday) - Still nothing. Less pissed. Mostly because I'm fighting a cold.
Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. A bunch of fucking suits!


white rabbit said...

Wouldn;t get this sort of nonsense with the BBC!


Verdant Earl said...

Wabbit - It's a baseball thing. National League Championship Series.

savannah said...

we seem to have bypassed that storm down heah, sugar! our provider is comcast. xoxox

sybil law said...

Well that just sucks.

Verdant Earl said...

Savannah - Yeah, it's only those of us in the NYC/LI area.

Sybil - big time.

Kevin McKeever said...

DirecTV, my friend. DirecTV.