Fox, Cablevision Defend Themselves in FCC Filing

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

The high-stakes feud between the News Corporation and Cablevision reached the point of filing grievances before the Federal Communications Commission on Monday, with each side trying to prove that it had been bargaining in good faith–while charging that the other side had not.

The dispute, which has kept the programming of the Fox network out of three million homes subscribing to Cablevision, has already extended well past any previous battle over what is known as retransmission rights–permission for cable systems to carry signals of broadcast stations.

Now, just before the World Series begins on Wednesday, which will be broadcast by Fox, the two sides have produced filings to the F.C.C. documenting their efforts to solve the dispute. More…