The impasse between Cablevision and Fox TV is now threatening to impact the New York Jets and their fans. We’ve received numerous phonecalls, emails and tweets this week inquiring about what’s been happening and what’s going to happen to the telecast of the Jets-Packers game on Sunday, which is set to air on Fox beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
Jets owner Woody Johnson has been in contact with both sides in an effort to enable Jets fans across the tri-state area to view this weekend’s game.
This afternoon Johnson said in a statement:
“Today I spoke with Cablevision and News Corporation about the importance of broadcasting our game this Sunday. Both companies acknowledged the passion of our fans and their desire to watch the game. If a resolution cannot be reached, I hope that they can set aside their differences to air our game against the Packers.”
When negotiations reached a critical juncture on Friday, Oct. 15, Fox, owned by News Corp., at midnight pulled its programming from Cablevision and the signal has yet to resume. As a result, more than 3 million Cablevision subscribers across the region have missed 12 days of sports and entertainment, including the football Giants’ home game against the Lions two Sundays ago.
Tags: Cablevision, Fox TV, News Corp., Woody Johnson
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