Fox Programming Pulled From Cablevision
(Wall Street Journal) — Fox television stations were pulled from subscribers of Cablevision Systems Corp. after the two companies failed to agree on subscription fees and as the dispute grows increasingly contentious. Cablevision, in a scrolling announcement on Fox 5 New York, said the decision to pull programming was made by Fox’s parent, News Corp., owner of The Wall Street Journal. In an emailed statement, News Corp. said Cablevision declared an impasse at 8 p.m. Eastern time. A Cablevision spokesman disputed News Corp.’s claim, saying the two sides were negotiating until shortly before midnight. The contract between the two companies ended at midnight Friday into Saturday.