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The FOX-Cablevision battle gets weird

Oct 29, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT

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Anyone else find this truly bizarre?  Cablevision, still unable to broadcast the World Series to 3 million customers in New York and Philly, is formally asking the government and non-profit agencies to re-transmit FOX’s telecast of the World Series on the Internet, more or less on the theory that doing so is a public service and thus an exception to the copyright law.

Uh, yeah.  And I’ll believe that the minute that Cablevision — once it has its rights to big time sports like the World Series and NFL football restored — waives its subscription fees so that customers can watch that stuff for free again.

Meanwhile, I will continue to post any and all FOX-Cablevision dispute news because doing so allows me to use this photo of the television again, and it’s easily my favorite pic right now.

  1. BC - Oct 29, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    On the Interest? Typing fail.

    • mcsnide - Oct 29, 2010 at 11:23 AM

      He clearly meant to write World Wide Wes

    • rddoyle75 - Oct 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM

      Not to mention “Cabevision” in the title and first paragraph. Maybe Craig posted this one from his iPhone?

    • Utley's Hair - Oct 29, 2010 at 11:38 AM

      Cut Craig a break, guys. He’s clearly occupied staring dreamily into Tiffany’s eyes…or he’s on a Halloween candy sugar crash…or maybe he’s too upset that Frenchie ended the game last night.

  2. Utley's Hair - Oct 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    That sneaky Craig went in there and changed it. Just when we were starting to have fun, too.

  3. osmodious - Oct 30, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    They actually sent all of us subscribers an email with a link to MLB to sign up for the online broadcast of the games…once you sign up and pay the $9.95 fee, you copy the email receipt and send to Cablevision and they will refund you $10 on one of the next couple of cable bills.

    So…watch on the computer (and my iPhone) for free, or just watch MLB Tonight and Baseball Tonight for the highlights. Highlights it is!

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