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10-20-2010, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
Fox actually says that they're asking Cablevision to pay what everyone else is paying - Direct TV, FiOS, Dish, etc... and they say it amounts to .30/month.

The point wasn't really the underlying motives behind accepting arbitration, more that both networks (MSG & FOX) weren't willing to have an arbitrator tell them what their product was worth. That's all changed as MSG has agreed to arbitration.
This is easily exposed as a lie as it is public knowledge that cablevision has 3,000,000 subscribers..
If 3 million subscribers payed .30 cents a month that would be 900,000 a month or 10.8 Million a yr.

I cannot say whether cablevisions claim that fox wants 150 million a year is true, but I do know for a fact that the current agreement that just expired was in the 70 million dollar range for the fox tv package. That amounts to about 2.00 per subscriber per month (this is for all the fox channels, not just channel 5, but you are forced to buy them all, not just one)

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