HGTV, Food Network Still Dark on Cablevision

Networks yanked after negotiations between MSO and Scripps Networks ceased Dec. 31
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On the third day of 2010, HGTV and Food Network remained off of Cablevision's programming menu.

The
parties, whose contract expired at midnight on Dec. 31, have not
negotiated since Thursday, when the renewal talks failed over license
fee differences.

SNL Kagan data put Food's average monthly license fee at about 9 cents, while estimating HGTV's at around 12 cents. Scripps said it was receiving less than a quarter for both networks
from Cablevision. Published reports indicate that the networks' parent,
Scripps Networks Interactive, could be looking to treble those rates.

Scripps
began running crawls on the two networks around 4 p.m. on Dec. 31
alerting viewers that there might be a disruption in service.

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