WABC goes offline for Cablevision customers

by Aanarav Sareen on March 7, 2010

Update 1 –  9:03pm EST (March 7th) - Cablevision and ABC-7 have reached a tentative agreement to broadcast ABC-7 content while both parties continue negotiations.

From SaveABC7.com:

ABC7 and Cablevision have made significant progress and have reached an agreement in principle that recognizes the fair value of ABC7, with deal points that we expect to finalize with Cablevision. Given this movement, we’re pleased to announce that ABC7 will return to Cablevision households while we work to complete our negotiations.

As anticipated, nearly 3 million Cablevision customers in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area have lost access to WABC.

Cablevision and The Walt Disney Company failed to reach an agreement by Saturday midnight. Any Cablevision customer tuning into Channel 7 is being presented with the following message with a voiceover, including this statement “We apologize for the inconvenience caused by ABC’s action”

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