72

Disney/ABC/Cablevision Save Oscar for NY

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
It came down to the wire, but New York-area Cablevision viewers got their Oscar fix.

Disney/ABC restored service of its New York flagship, WABC, to Cablevision customers 10 minutes after the Oscars began, ending a day-long standoff.

“We've made significant progress, and have reached an agreement in principle that recognizes the fair value of ABC7, with deal points that we expect to finalize with Cablevision," said WABC prexy/GM Rebecca Campbell. “Given this movement, we're pleased to announce that ABC7 will return to Cablevision households while we work to complete our negotiations."

That means the affected 3 million subscribers were able to watch the Academy Awards live along with the rest of the country.

“We are happy to report that WABC Channel 7 has returned to Cablevision's 3 million New York area homes," said Cablevision communications exec VP Charles Schueler. “We are very grateful to our customers for their support and pleased to welcome ABC back."

Terms of the deal were not immediately revealed. It's believed that ABC was asking for around $1 a subscriber, while Cablevision was willing to give only a fraction of that.

Continue Reading...

This story appears courtesy of All About Jazz Publicity.
Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.

For interview requests or more information contact .

Post a comment

Tags

Jazz News

Popular

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.