Honestly, this pissing match between Cablevision and Fox really doesn’t matter to me.
For starters, Cablevision – I really don’t see the need to set the startup channel on the box (which I have set to Disney for my children) to be changed to the ALERT message automatically. Â Being woken up the day the BS starts by a confused 6 year old who doesn’t know what it means is a little disconcerting.
As for Fox, I get it – you want more money. Here’s a thought, do more to earn it. Â I don’t follow sports, the Fox shows I watch aren’t anything that I cannot view elsewhere or wait for the DVD release to see, and the nightly news can be seen on any other channel. Â For years I’ve seen Fox get some really great shows cancelled. Â Firefly. Â Terminator. Â Dollhouse. Â Family Guy. Â Drive. Tru Calling. Â I could go on and on. Â This whole mess is almost poetic. Â After all these years of Fox cancelling my favorite shows, they’ve finally gotten themselves cancelled!
Fox has a few hits right now, Â plus MLB, and decided to play their hand to get more money out of Cablevision. Â They’ve even cut off Hulu feeds of their shows to folks who use Optimum Online.
It’s stupid, it’s childish, it will backfire, and in the end – i’ve got 299 other channels, DVR, Netflix Instant, Hulu, and oh yeah – THE WORLD OUTSIDE. Â Who cares about fox? Â I don’t.