Cablevision Customers Miss Game One of World Series, But Will be Reimbursed for MLB.com Buy

By Alex Weprin 

Last night was game one of the 2010 World Series, which saw the San Francisco Giants top the Texas Rangers 11-7. But you couldn’t see the game if you were a Cablevision subscriber, as the company has still been unable to reach a deal with News Corp., which pulled Fox off of Cablevision’s lineup because a of a retransmission consent dispute.

With no deal in sight, Cablevision is looking to generate some positive PR by offering to reimburse its customers that purchase MLB.com’s Postseason.tv package, which streams all of the World Series games live, including the choice of watching the game from eight different camera angles.

One thing seems certain: the two sides are nowhere close on a deal.

Cablevision’s announcement is after the jump.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced that its customers can watch World Series games live on the Internet through MLB.com and the company will fully reimburse the cost of the online coverage.

MLB.com’s 2010 Postseason.TV package features live coverage of all World Series games and includes the option of choosing from eight different fixed camera angles and displaying up to four cameras on the screen simultaneously, along with in-game highlights and other enhancements.

Customers who purchase the package and forward their purchase confirmation to Cablevision will have a $10 credit applied to their monthly bill within two billing cycles.

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