Cablevision continues to dominate the news cycle. The latest volley comes from the parties who are most affected by the service interruptions. Bloomberg's Phil Milford is reporting that three customers have filed a class action suit seeking $450 million in actual damages for the service interruption. In addition the plaintiffs are seeking punitive damages.
The suit is primarily a response to the failed negotiations that are leading to a likely blackout of World Series games to Cablevision subscribers. With under three hours until the scheduled beginning of coverage, the impasse seems unbridgeable.
Cablevision has sought intervention from the FCC to force the parties into mediation. But without swift action by the Commission, tonight's Game 1 will not be shown in New York and New Jersey on Cablevision.
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