More nastiness in Cablevision-Fox fight


After each blamed the other for their contract impasse in letters to the FCC, Fox Networks and Cablevision found a new battleground for their dispute – the Internet.

As first reported by the New York Daily News, a Fox employee who is a Cablevision subscriber taped a Cablevision customer service agent advising him of illegal Internet sites where he could view Fox programming for free while the channels are not being carried on the local cable system.

That led to Fox expressing outrage over the seeming complicity of Cablevision in stealing content in violation of copyright law. Fox fired off a cease and desist letter to Cablevision.