FNC Willing To Leverage “Wide Fan Base” To “Nail Deals With Pay TV Providers”

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By Brian 

Multichannel News writes up FNC’s warning to Cablevision customers: “The move signaled that as the network’s carriage deals with DirecTV, Comcast and other major distributors begin to expire over the next several months, Fox News could seek to rally support from its wide fan base to nail deals with pay TV providers.”

On Tuesday, Rupert Murdoch said: “We haven’t yet had what we might call productive negotiations with Cablevision. I believe and I hope that they will be sensible and reasonable. Chuck Dolan has been a friend of mine for many, many years and I would hate that we had some big breach over this. But if we have to we will…”

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