The hand-to-hand rhetorical combat between Fox Television and Cablevision continued on Monday as both sides blamed each other for the blackout of Fox TV stations WNYW, WWOR, and WTXF for greater New York Cablevision subscribers. The carriage contracts between the stations and Cablevision expired on Friday at 11:59pm, and the parties couldn't agree on how much Cablevision should pay Fox to keep it going.
The shutdown even extends to Fox TV fare Cablevision broadband subscribers can view over Hulu.com.
Cablevision has thrown up a petition that subscribers can send to Fox owner News Corporation protesting what the carrier sees as the network's intransigence. 'In these economic times it is wrong and unfair to demand $150 million in fees from Cablevision and its customers,' the statement begins.