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When you head out to the Coliseum for tonight?s home opener against the Blue Jackets, it may look a little bare. Gone are the multiple banners advertising Optimum Wifi and Optimum TV, which covered the Coliseum in recent years. Instead, it?s back to only two banners as depicted in the picture at right, tweeted by Islandermania. ?There?s one banner for the Coliseum and one for the Islanders.The Islanders still have banners depicting current players posted vertically in between the pillars on the Coliseum?s exterior.For comparison, here?s what the Coliseum looked like last season straight?from the Optimum Rewards website:In the off-season, Madison Square Garden lost a bid to operate a renovated Nassau Coliseum. Both Optimum and Madison Square Garden are owned by the same parent company, Cablevision, although it is not clear that the loss of the bid and removal of ad banners are related in any way.The Coliseum had also been fully wired as an ?Optimum WiFi hotspot? in previous seasons. Let us know in the comments if that is still the case.
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From The Wall Street Journal:

Cablevision Systems Corp. and Fox Networks reached an agreement ending a two-week stalemate marked by heated rhetoric, legal actions and missed sporting events.

The animosity continued even after an agreement was reached as Cablevison complained about agreeing to pay Fox "an unfair price" and about "the absence of any meaningful action" from the Federal Communications Commission.

Tags: Cablevision, Fox TV, New York Giants
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I received this dispatch from Jim Maiella of Cablevision, so this is their version of the story.? In my experience, Cablevision has never been a forward-thinking organization and continues to run aground with these types of issues.? Then again News Corp, run by Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch,? are not an outfit that has been known to put customers first, either.

NEWS CORP. PULLS THE PLUG ON FOX 5 AND MY9 FOR CABLEVISION CUSTOMERS

Tags: Cablevision, Fox Sports, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News
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If you're a Cablevision subscriber, you may find yourself listening to Bob Papa's call on the radio this Sunday rather than watching.

From Kelly Riddell of Bloomberg.com...

Cablevision Systems Corp. customers in New York City may lose News Corp.?s Fox broadcast signal, including this weekend?s Giants football telecast, if the two companies fail to agree on a new transmission contract.

Tags: Cablevision, Fox Sports, Giants-Lions, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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Even tough the Knicks can be called an embaressment on the court, their value is still souring according to analysts.

"An analyst commenting on the desire of Cablevision to sell off some of its holdings said today the Knicks likely are worth $500 million, well above the NBA average franchise value of $150 million."

Cablevision said today it is considering "several options to boost its stock price, including spinning off some of its diverse holdings". It did not say which businesses it would consider selling.

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks
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