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Impending Doom: Millions of People May not be able to Watch the Oscars

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As many have heard, Cablevision and ABC are in the midst of a contract dispute just in time for the Oscars.  Here’s the issue: Cablevision is a cable television company with over 3 million subscribers in New York.  It is the fifth largest cable television company in the United States.  WABC-TV (a station owned by ABC), has pulled its programming from Cablevision, unless a  new payment structure is agreed on.  ABC is blaming Cablevision, and Cablevision is blaming ABC.  ABC has just put a new proposal on the bargaining table, in hopes that an agreement can be reached in time for the Oscars.  We’ll see what happens.  The clock is ticking . . .