WPIX, Cablevision Strike Deal

For more than two months, Cablevision subscribers were unable to watch WPIX.

Story by David Reich-Hale

The Cablevision-Tribune standoff is over.

The Bethpage-based cable operator said Friday night that it had reached a deal with the parent company of WPIX.

The New York station had been unavailable to Cablevision subscribers since mid-August, when negotiations over retransmission fees broke down.

In a statement, Cablevision said "We sincerely appreciate the patience of our customers as we worked to reach an agreement that is consistent with our focus on minimizing the impact of rising programming costs on cable rates."

The Tribune deal also returns a FOX affiliate to Connecticut subscribers and WPHL to subscribers in the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia.

Editor's Note: Patch has a partnership with PIX 11, called "Patch on PIX,"where the station features major stories from Patch sites in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Chris October 28, 2012 at 01:56 PM
OH Thank God!!! More junk to watch on the idiot box!!!
jared October 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM
lol i bet 5 people noticed the station was pulled. I was enjoying the NFL network previews on channel 11. but i guess thats gone now
John K Massaro October 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
When did they pull WPIX? I guess I'm out of the loop. It doesn't help that I usually start surfing at channel 27 & go up from there, I have absolutely no use for network television...
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Shoot Your TV, Invest In Yourself And Your Family, Big Brother Government Won't Be There For You.Stay Safe In The Storm !
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