Cablevision Sees Minimal Defection During Dispute

By Andrew Gauthier 

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A Wall Street analyst predicted Monday that customer losses at Cablevision due to the Fox standoff were minuscule. The figure is pegged at .3% of Cablevision’s TV subscriber base, according to a report from Sanford Bernstein’s Craig Moffett.

Moffett figured that just about all customers leaving the cable operator moved to Verizon’s FiOS service, with fewer than 8,000 shifting over. As of June 30, Cablevision had 3.07 million TV subscribers.

Over time, the departures could be greater as order backlogs are filled, Moffett wrote. More…