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Another battle in the Scripps/Cablevision war

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 7th 2010 8:29AM
Food NetworkScripps Networks Interactive, the company behind the Food Network and HGTV, has gotten an ally in its war against Cablevision. For those unaware, Cablevision dropped Scripps programming due to a disagreement about fees.

There will be an encore presentation of the Food Network's highly-rated program Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event on the local networks WPIX-TV in New York and WTXX-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. The HGTV special HGTV Dream Home 2010 Tour will also be appearing on WPIX.

One can only wonder if this is the future of television, in which cable channels make deals with networks for encore broadcasts. It would help the networks find cheap programming and there have already been experiments with cable and networks sharing programs (such as Friday Night Lights).

In the end, Scripps and Cablevision will likely come to an agreement, just as Fox and Time Warner Cable did. Now if only Cablevision would start carrying BBC America to make me happy.

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John F.C. Taylor

Yo! Brad! Get your facts straight. When the producers withhold products ftom a cable/satellite provider it's their responsibility. The cable/satellite provider hasn't dropped anything. Can't drop what you're not being given. Anyway, I'd rather have seen them replaced with National Geographic or even Toon Disney.

January 25 2010 at 3:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob

Cablevision never "dropped" Scripps' programming. Scripps stopped providing the feed to CV therefore CV didn't have the feed to drop even if they wanted to. Unless you know something the rest of the world doesn't.

January 07 2010 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stop over charging

Yea I agree, when i go to the gas station and get gas they always charge me 8.49 a gallon and the guy behind pays 2.69. I love going there cause those big gas stations love to over charge when they feel like it and can get away with it.---
Cablevison will no bend to overcharging and knows thats in the custoermers best interest!!

January 07 2010 at 11:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

I love my Direct TV.

January 07 2010 at 10:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vince

Amen brother with the reference to BBC America & Cablevision.

January 07 2010 at 8:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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