ABC Channel 7 off the air on Cablevision

3/7/2010 Update:

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ABC pulls plug after failing to reach deal with Cablevision

You’ll have to either switch to another provider – or get a (gasp) TV antenna to watch Channel 7 at the moment.

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39 Comments on "ABC Channel 7 off the air on Cablevision"

Dperez
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Dperez

These people at Cablevision are Greedy and I am sick of it! I love the quote on channel 9 that Cablevision says “News Corp” is out of line! NO, Cablevision is out of line! Cablevision charges exorbitant rates for their service. I have a hard time believing that they can’t dish out a little money to News Corp.

ahobokenguy
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LOOK OUT!
Just in time for the weekend with the NFL (including the Giants) and MLB Playoffs games on FOX:

ny1.com/content/ny1_living/entertai...n-may-pull-plug-on-fox-this-weekend

I never thought I would say this but, good thing the ALCS is on TBS…….
Go Yanks!

HOB424
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HOB424

This dispute between cablevision and Fox is for NY. Unless you live in NYC or one of the boroughs, you are not affected.[quote comment=”198825″]LOOK OUT!Just in time for the weekend with the NFL (including the Giants) and MLB Playoffs games on FOX:I never thought I would say this but, good thing the ALCS is on TBS…….Go Yanks![/quote]

ahobokenguy
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@HOB424 not true chan 5 & 9 are now off the air on Cablevision in Hoboken.[quote comment=”198831″]This dispute between cablevision and Fox is for NY. Unless you live in NYC or one of the boroughs, you are not affected.

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homeworld
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Is there anything worth watching on either of those channels anyway?[quote comment=”198839″]@HOB424 not true chan 5 & 9 are now off the air on Cablevision in Hoboken.

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matt1122
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matt1122

All I’ll say is this: FiOS might cost my $10/month more than Cablevision after a few months, but I’m still glad I switched!

jc5201
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jc5201

Cablevision offered free On Demand last night because of the inconvenience they and ABC have cause. Unfortunately, none of the movies worked!

kellyjoy
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kellyjoy

We were able to watch one movie, but it was really glitchy and kept freezing for the first 20 minutes or so. When we tried to watch a second movie, we got an error message that directed us to call them. Definitely not the best experience.

In response to jc5201 who said:
Cablevision offered free On Demand last night because of the inconvenience they and ABC have cause. Unfortunately, none of the movies worked!

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

I found out about this too late to take advantage of it. Oh well. Price I pay for getting out and enjoying the great weather yesterday. ABC has a few shows I would miss. Lost would be missed most. Modern Family is very funny.

In response to jc5201 who said:
Cablevision offered free On Demand last night because of the inconvenience they and ABC have cause. Unfortunately, none of the movies worked!

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

I too was worried about not being able to watch Lost (and recording it simultaneously, and going back over the key scenes after it was done, and re-watching it on Sunday, and saving it on the DVR for future reference and viewing). I was already making back-up plans for this week when I first heard of this dispute about a week ago.

I was so upset that this was happening with only about 2 and a half months left in the show; couldn’t ABC pull the plug after May 23rd. I wouldn’t mind as much then. I watch Jeopardy and Modern Family (Al Bundy still rules!) on ABC, but I am nowhere near as obsessed with those shows like I am with Lost.

Obviously, ABC timed this for the Oscars and it looks like it worked. So a big thank you to all the movie fans who called and complained. Personally, I hate watching award shows of any kind. But now I can watch Lost in peace tomorrow, so thanks.

In response to xyzpdq who said:
I found out about this too late to take advantage of it. Oh well. Price I pay for getting out and enjoying the great weather yesterday. ABC has a few shows I would miss. Lost would be missed most. Modern Family is very funny.

jc5201
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jc5201

I would definitely miss Modern Family. It’s hilarious!

In response to xyzpdq who said:
I found out about this too late to take advantage of it. Oh well. Price I pay for getting out and enjoying the great weather yesterday. ABC has a few shows I would miss. Lost would be missed most. Modern Family is very funny.

emarche
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Modern Family really is excellent. I honestly thought I wouldn’t like it, but the writing is sharp and the acting is fantastic.

In response to jc5201 who said:
I would definitely miss Modern Family. It’s hilarious!

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Well, I’ll be siding with Cablevision on this one. It stands out as ABC greed. Don’t watch much programming on ABC, and if it weren’t for Jeopardy, I would watch it less. ABC Evening News was enjoyable with Peter Jennings and Charles Gibson. Now it’s turned over to Diane Sawyer who looks as if she will burst into tears with the introduction of each news item.

MF
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that position doesn’t seem to make sense… cablevision is in the wrong, seems to me. they charge us a fee for “broadcast basic;” why doesn’t part of that fee cover ABC?? as it stood before, it didn’t. they basically just pocketed the money associate with such a network.

In response to whineanddineinhob who said:
Well, I’ll be siding with Cablevision on this one. It stands out as ABC greed. Don’t watch much programming on ABC, and if it weren’t for Jeopardy, I would watch it less. ABC Evening News was enjoyable with Peter Jennings and Charles Gibson. Now it’s turned over to Diane Sawyer who looks as if she will burst into tears with the introduction of each news item.

homeworld
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Same here. Other than the Academy Awards last night, there are no shows on ABC that I ever watch. Turn it off and reduce my cable bill.

In response to whineanddineinhob who said:
Well, I’ll be siding with Cablevision on this one. It stands out as ABC greed. Don’t watch much programming on ABC, and if it weren’t for Jeopardy, I would watch it less. ABC Evening News was enjoyable with Peter Jennings and Charles Gibson. Now it’s turned over to Diane Sawyer who looks as if she will burst into tears with the introduction of each news item.

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