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September 5, 2015


Food Network and HGTV pulled off Cablevision in Northeast

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 2nd 2010 10:31AM
scripps_network_chartRepeat after me, "I want my Food Network, I want my HGTV!" That's what the disgruntled Cablevision subscribers might be shouting soon if Scripps Networks and Cablevision don't reach a deal on fees.

As of 12:01 on New Year's Day, three million TV subscribers in suburban New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were shocked that Food Network and DIY and HGTV and all the Scripps networks were off Cablevision.

I don't know how the corporate folks feel about this kind of negotiation, but as a TV viewer I think it sucks. I used to live in that market and if I was expecting to watch Food Network, I would expect to see it.

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I'm from New England but I don't understand the new McDonald's commercial

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 29th 2009 1:25PM
McDonald'sYou've probably seen the new McDonald's commercial (couldn't find any video, unfortunately) for the special New England-only blend of the Newman's Coffee that they sell (or maybe the ad is only shown in New England?). It's actually a fun, clever ad, especially if you're from the area and you know the slang terms the two guys utter. I was born and raised in New England but even I'm stumped by one of the terms the two guys talk about.

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