Cablevision Makes New Offer To Fox To End Blackout

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — With baseball’s World Series hours away from starting, Cablevision says it has made a new offer to Fox to pay for signals from Fox 5 in New York and Fox 29 in Philadelphia for one year.

Cablevision Systems Corp. said in a statement it is willing to pay the same rate as Time Warner Cable Inc. is paying for the stations, even though it is more than it pays for any other New York broadcast station.

Fox did not immediately respond.

Cablevision subscribers, mostly in New York, have been without Fox signals since Oct. 16.

On Tuesday, Cablevision CEO James Dolan sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genakowski urging him to mediate the dispute.

A senior FCC official called the letter a publicity stunt.

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