HGTV Gone...

Cobra611

Cobra611

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Not sure if anyone noticed yet, but HGTV and Food Network are now gone in a carriage dispute.
 
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uroberto

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This press release today from Cablevision:
Cablevision Statement Regarding Scripps Networks' Programming

BETHPAGE, N.Y., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "Cablevision offered Scripps the ability to continue delivering HGTV and Food Network to our customers while we negotiated a new agreement. This is common practice in the cable industry, and such an extension occurred in the recent dispute between Time Warner Cable and the Fox Network, and in Scripps' own negotiations with Time Warner Cable. But instead, with virtually no warning, Scripps took the extraordinary step of flipping a switch and removing its channels from Cablevision - effectively holding their own viewers hostage in order to pursue a more than 200 percent fee increase from Cablevision and our customers. The channels where HGTV and Food Network appeared on Cablevision remain available, and if Scripps really cared about their viewers Scripps could put their programming back while we negotiate a new agreement. We believe it was irresponsible for Scripps to take the channels off, and it is irresponsible for them not to put the channels back on."

SOURCE Cablevision Systems Corp.
 
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beachrider

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Scripps is also advising that some Food programming is going onto NY Channel 11 (WPIX-DT). I guess that they are trying to keep something in front of the users, but under their terms.
 
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beachrider

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Well, I removed those channels from my TVs today, tired of the CV message there. I wasn't a big fan of either channel anyway.
 
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RemyM

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