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Cablevision Customers Will Be Able to Catch New York Jets Against Green Bay Packers

Cablevision announced in a press release that they have come to an agreement with NewsCorp to return FOX to their broadcasting systems.

Here is their statement:

"In the absence of any meaningful action from the FCC, Cablevision has agreed to pay Fox an unfair price for multiple channels of its programming including many in which our customers have little or no interest. Cablevision conceded because it does not think its customers should any longer be denied the Fox programs they wish to see.

Cablevision thanks its customers for understanding the reasons for the dispute and for staying with us. We are also grateful to the 175 government leaders who raised their voices to urge government intervention and binding arbitration to prevent this blackout. It is clear the retransmission consent system is badly broken and needs to be fixed.

In the end, our customers will pay more than they should for Fox programming, but less than they would have if we had accepted the unprecedented rates News Corp. was demanding when they pulled their channels off Cablevision."

There are plenty of sour grapes in that statement. If it's so unfair, don't agree to the terms. If it's that unfair, you've done a disservice to the customers you purport to value. You caved. Get over it.

In any event, the standoff between these two greedy corporations is over, and fans can watch the Jets.