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March 8, 2010

How stupid are we supposed to be?

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:52 pm

I am a Cablevision customer. Apparently I’m also supposed to be the world’s biggest idiot too.

Cablevision and Disney are in a dispute about fees. There’s been a plethora of “write to ABC/Disney” vs “complain to Cablevision” ads for the past week or so. For the record, if you want to buy into the propoganda –Disney wants what’s fair and Cablevision is looking out for the interests of their customers. (Are you buying either one of those?)

At approximately 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Disney yanked their signal. This meant I could no longer view Disney-owned WABC tv. This meant no Oscars.

I happened to flip on the tv sometime after 9 p.m. and miraculously ABC had returned to the airwaves and the Oscars were being broadcast.

They were running one of those annoying scrolls at the bottom of the page touting the progress Cablevision and Disney were making in their talks.

I’m sure that the happiness of their viewers was foremost in their minds. It couldn’t have been because the advertisers who paid a bundle of money to get their commercials on during one of the highest nights of tv ratings for the year were freaking out because nearly 4 million households were going to be deprived of their hawking their wares…right?



  1. There is no end to how stupid the media thinks we are. Apparently there’s also no end to how stupid Cablevision is as well. I wonder what they thought would happen to their customer base if they lost ABC for good?

    Comment by JenC — March 9, 2010 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  2. I dunno. First it was the Food Network and HGTV and now this. Long Suffering and I were discussing the fact that Cablevision is getting better at pleading their case…it’s a shame they’ve had the practice…

    Comment by love2wryte — March 9, 2010 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

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