Another Cablevision Blackout
ivi TV: An online alternative to Cablevision
There may be one winner in this obnoxious debate contract battle between Cablevision and NewsCorp. – and that’s ivi TV.
ivi TV is a non-archived real-time stream of what’s currently on network television (both east coast and west) – plus some other rubbish channels. You can see their channel lineup here.
They offer a 30-day free trial, then charge $4.99 a month after that. For an extra dollar, you can also upgrade to the “pro” version – which allows for some DVR-like functionality (pause, rewind, etc.)
Has anyone tried it yet? Before or after the Cablevision dispute? Any other alternatives?
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Day 6: Cablevision Commercial Parody
You should have switched to Verizon FiOS!
“It’s the same old story when you tune to channel 5 or 9 for Cablevision customers (705 and 709 HD Channels too).
Uninformative blabber about how News Corp’s Fox5 & My9 programming has been pulled due to greed, and no other reason. This is very similar to the message that aired when Food Network and HGTV were not available. Cablevision customers are urged to call 1-877-NO-TV-TAX. According to the message, the cost was $70 million for the two networks and now Cablevision reports that News Corps demand has gone up to $150 Million. Also according to the message, this amount is more than the cost to Cablevision for these channels combined! ABC, CBS, NBC, and Univision, yes, COMBINED. A bit crazy if you ask me. Cant we all just get along? Whats next, Cablevision sending out free digital converter boxes to stick it to Fox5 and My9?
Cablevision also reports they are willing to accept binding arbitration so that these channels may still be broadcast to cablevision customers while a negotiation on a new agreement is made.”