Cablevision is trying to remove ABC7 from it's line up and come March 7, Long Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx, plus parts of Connecticut and New Jersey who have Cablevision may be losing their ABC affiliate! In a release put out by ABC7 President and General Manager, Rebecca Campbell, she states:
Year after year, ABC7 is the most watched station in New York…and the country. Unfortunately, as of March 7, ABC7 may no longer be carried on Cablevision systems in Long Island, Westchester, Brooklyn, the Bronx and selected suburbs of Connecticut and New Jersey. For the past two years ABC7 has tried, without success, to reach an agreement with Cablevision to carry ABC7. Why? Because Cablevision’s position is that ABC7 is worth little to nothing to its business and its proposed offers have been consistently unreasonable and unrealistic. And that’s a shame.
ABC7 delivers some of the most popular programming carried on Cablevision today, shows like General Hospital, All My Children, One Life to Live, The View, Regis and Kelly, Oprah, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars, and so much more. We think these shows are valuable. And Cablevision’s bills show that they agree, since their customers already pay for ABC7 as part of the Broadcast Basic Tier…a service for which customers pay as much as $18 each month. What the bill doesn’t who is how much Cablevision pays ABC7 for these programs…nothing! That’s right, they charge customers for ABC7 then keep ALL the money. ABC7 will continue to work with Cablevision to reach a fair agreement, but regardless of the outcome, ABC7 is available to those areas in New York through a variety of other providers as well as free, over the air. Customers can visit www.saveABC7.com to make their voices heard and for details on how to switch providers.
You can also call (877) 990-ABC7 to voice your concerns or join these two Facebook pages Cablevision Don't Take Away my ABC7 and Save ABC7 New York from Cablevision Greed. Don't let Cablevision take away your ABC!!!