News Corp. pulled the plug on Cablevision customers Saturday, blacking out more than 3 million households in the New York area over a programming fee dispute.
The blackout affects Fox 5 and My9, Charles Schueler, Cablevision’s vice president of communications, said in a statement.
“Cablevision is calling on News Corp. to immediately put Fox 5 and My9 back on Cablevision and submit to binding arbitration under a neutral third party to reach a fair agreement,” he said.
Fox Networks is entangled in a financial dispute over programming with Cablevision. Cablevision claims Fox, which is owned by News Corp., is demanding too much money.