[03/01/10 - 08:30 PM] Wabc-TV Statement "Despite our best efforts, it has now become clear that Cablevision has no intention of coming to a fair agreement," said Rebecca S. Campbell.
[via press release from ABC]
The following statement was issued this evening by Rebecca S. Campbell, President & General Manager, WABC-TV, regarding the recently announced retransmission dispute with Cablevision:
"With the help of our viewers, we've built ABC7 into the most watched station in the country, and have been trying for two years to get Cablevision to acknowledge the station's value to their business. Despite our best efforts, it has now become clear that Cablevision has no intention of coming to a fair agreement. We can no longer sit back and allow Cablevision to use our shows for free while they continue to charge their customers for them. We've worked too hard and invested too many millions of dollars in programming and community outreach, to be taken advantage of any longer � especially since our viewers can watch their favorite ABC7 shows free, over-the-air, or by switching to one of Cablevision's competitors."
Viewers can visit www.saveABC7.com, or call 877-990-ABC7, for more information.