MSG Willing to Submit Dish Dispute to Arbitration
Fox calls position "inconsistent"
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/19/2010 9:57:26 PM
"We are perfectly willing to go to binding arbitration to resolve this dispute with Dish Network," said MSG in a statement.
Spin-off company MSG Media pulled MSG Network and MSG Plus from Dish's channel lineup after no carriage agreement was reached by the deadline midnight Oct. 1.
Fox saw it as a sign of solidarity with Cablevision's call for arbitration for its dispute with Fox over TV stations and cable nets in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
"This is the first time MSG has ever suggested being open to binding arbitration with DISH Network or anyone else," said Fox in a statement. "This position is totally inconsistent with their own filings to the FCC and inconsistent with their own actions in denying hundreds of thousands of viewers access to Knicks, Rangers, Nets and Devils games."
"It is stunning to see how the Cablevision family will flip flop on any issue to achieve their transparent goal of making their own subscribers suffer long enough to force politicians to intervene," said Fox.
"MSG has never said we would not submit to binding arbitration," countered MSG.
this sucks. Rangers Hockey is my favorite and the main reason i have cable and i can't watch it. Even more rediculous is that i can't even add on the channels somehow paying an aditional fee - which i'd do in an instant if considerable.
there's should be laws against this
bryan - 11/18/2010 11:49:32 AM EST
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