Cablevision suing Meredith over WFSB blackout


CablevisionThe battle heats up yet another notch: WFSB-TV Hartford’s parent is now being sued by Cablevision, which claims Meredith is engaging in unfair trade practices. The lawsuit, filed 1/15 in New Britain, CT Superior Court, claims Meredith is violating Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act by keeping WFSB off Cablevision’s systems in New Haven and Litchfield counties.

Cablevision said it has agreed to pay for carriage of WFSB in parts of Litchfield and New Haven Counties, where it is the local CBS affiliate, but refuses to do so in Fairfield County, where it already pays for a second CBS affiliate, WCBS-TV in NYC.

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