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3.1M Customers Face Oscar Night Without Broadcast

Business  (tags: cablevision, disney, new york, federal communications commission )

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Millions of cable subscribers faced the prospect of Oscar night without the Academy Awards broadcast Sunday after ABC's parent company switched off its signal to Cablevision customers and the two companies blasted each other for failing to reach a deal in


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Pami W (177)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 11:28 am
The signal can still be pulled from the air for free with an antenna and a new TV or digital converter box.

JoAnna B (386)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 4:19 pm
Thanks Pam for bringing this news story!

Susanne OFFLINE (23)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 5:36 pm
Hello dear friends! Here i am in Germany at 2.30 a.m. just starting to watch the Oscars ...thanky for the shared article, dear Pam!

Karen S (148)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:15 pm
What a shame this had to happen! Thanks Pam for this story.

Monday March 8, 2010, 4:19 am
ty pam

Jan Billy Pedersen (43)
Monday March 8, 2010, 8:25 am
They didnt miss anything, it was the most booooring Oscars I've seen for many years. Thanks Pam

David R (26)
Monday March 8, 2010, 11:32 am
ABC returned to broadcasting on Cablevision as soon as the Oscars were over.

Nancy L (141)
Monday March 8, 2010, 12:18 pm
and????? A bunch of people who get paid way too much patting each other on the back....BIG DEAL

allan g (0)
Monday March 8, 2010, 12:54 pm
A lot of sour grapes out there. Mostly unemployed and retired, not to mention want to be actors and actresses. It's a world that we live in. We (the U.S.) created it. The world embraced it. The oscars were the best I've seen in years. A lot of humor. No real surprises, but still very nice viewing. Nothing much else was on.

pam M (98)
Monday March 8, 2010, 2:19 pm
Thanks Pam, but I haven't watced this circus in years. I lived in Hollywood most of my adult life, I will not waste time watching the phony acceptance speeches and tired acts. New Hollywood is an empty vessel lacking substance and souless, run by physically altered people with high paying jobs. I do have to say though I'm shocked that Sandra Bullock and Mo'Nique won two very very talented ladies.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday March 8, 2010, 2:29 pm
Thanks Pam

Christine M (67)
Monday March 8, 2010, 6:07 pm
thanks Pam

Nora J (229)
Monday March 8, 2010, 7:15 pm
I'm not unemployed or retired, nor am I a wanna be actress (lol), but I couldn't agree more with NE L. They are just acting, people; they are not saving the world. With the exception of 'The Cove' and the message of 'Avatar', the rest is shallow, boring and way past its use-by date.

Bob E (113)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 5:29 am
At the bottom of most everything is big corporation greed…
Corporations and cable companies are no different than big banks…
Their goals are not to serve the public
Their goals are huge profits; it’s money, money and more money

Lindie Brown (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 11:06 am
Too bad innocent people get caught up in a war between 2 corporations. It wouldn't hurt my feeling to miss the award show. I don't like people who flaunt their wealth.
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