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