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Cablevision
Cablevision
Systems Corporation was an American cable television company with systems serving areas surrounding New York City. It was the fifth-largest cable provider[2] and ninth-largest television provider in the United States.[3] Throughout its existence and in its final years, Cablevision
Cablevision
serviced customers residing in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and a small part of Pennsylvania. However, at one time it did provide service in many as 19 states. Cablevision
Cablevision
also offered high-speed Internet
Internet
connections ( Optimum
Optimum
Online), digital cable ( Optimum
Optimum
TV/IO Digital Cable), and VoIP
VoIP
( Optimum
Optimum
Voice) phone service (the eighth-largest telephone provider in the U.S.)[4] through its Optimum
Optimum
brand name. Cablevision
Cablevision
also offered a WiFi-only mobile phone service dubbed Freewheel. On June 21, 2016 Cablevision
Cablevision
was acquired by European telecom conglomerate Altice.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Role in the West Side Stadium
West Side Stadium
debate 1.2 Philanthropy

2 The Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
Company 3 Cable Networks

3.1 AMC Networks 3.2 SportsChannel

4 Other properties 5 Carriage disputes

5.1 MSG Network 5.2 YES Network 5.3 NFL Network 5.4 Tennis Channel 5.5 ESPN3 and WatchESPN 5.6 Verizon
Verizon
FiOS 5.7 2010 carriage disputes

5.7.1 January 2010: Food Network and HGTV dispute 5.7.2 March 2010: ABC contract dispute affecting WABC-TV and WPVI 5.7.3 October 2010: FOX and MyNetworkTV dispute affecting WNYW-TV, WWOR-TV
WWOR-TV
and WTXF-TV

5.8 Game Show Network 5.9 Tribune Company dispute 5.10 Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
dispute

6 Corporate governance 7 Financial records 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] In the mid-1960s, Charles Dolan built a cable system called Sterling Manhattan
Manhattan
Cable in the borough of Manhattan
Manhattan
and launched Home Box Office (HBO).[5] He ended up selling both the cable system and HBO to Time Life Inc. He used the money to start a new cable system in suburban Long Island
Long Island
called CableVision. Cablevision, having changed its name from CableVision, quickly expanded by building on Long Island and acquiring smaller cable systems from other providers.[6] Cablevision
Cablevision
also built systems throughout the New York metro area: some of the other boroughs of New York City, New Jersey, Westchester County, and Connecticut. In the 1980s, Cablevision
Cablevision
also expanded into the Chicago, Boston, and Cleveland
Cleveland
areas. By the mid-1990s Cablevision
Cablevision
would offer service to 2.9 million subscribers in 19 states. Through a series of transactions in the late 1990s, Cablevision
Cablevision
decided to consolidate their cable systems into three core areas: New York, Cleveland, and Boston. Despite reducing the number of areas served they were able to bring the number of subscribers to 3.5 million through these transactions. One major transaction made at this time was with Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI). Cablevision
Cablevision
gained 10 New York area cable systems from TCI and in exchange TCI gained 33% ownership in the company. In 1999, AT&T Corporation took over TCI thus giving them the one-third ownership in Cablevision.[7] In 2000, Cablevision
Cablevision
sold-off its remaining systems outside the New York area in Boston, Cleveland, and Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
to Media One, Adelphia, and Charter Communications respectively. AT&T sold its share of Cablevision
Cablevision
in 2001. On June 13, 2010, Cablevision
Cablevision
announced that it would acquire Bresnan Communications for $1.37 billion.[8] Bresnan provided service to about 308,000 cable subscribers in Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. This is the first time in a decade that Cablevision
Cablevision
has owned systems outside the New York area (although Bresnan, like Cablevision, had its headquarters in the New York City suburbs). In May 2011, Cablevision rebranded the Bresnan systems as Optimum
Optimum
West. . On February 8, 2013, Cablevision
Cablevision
reached an agreement to sell its Optimum West
Optimum West
systems to Charter Communications
Charter Communications
for US$1.63 billion.[9] On November 23, 2013, Cablevision
Cablevision
laid off 400 employees.[10] On September 17, 2015, it was announced that Patrick Drahi's European telecom conglomerate Altice would acquire Cablevision
Cablevision
for $17.7 billion, including debt, pending regulatory approval.[11][12] The deal was approved by the FCC on May 3, 2016[13] and after approval from various regional regulators such as New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities and the New York Public Service Commission, closed on June 21, 2016.[14] Under the terms of the deal, Altice paid $34.90 in cash for each share in Cablevision
Cablevision
and a 22% premium to the company's stock price; Altice also assumed Cablevision's debt.[15] The former assets of Cablevision
Cablevision
operate as Altice USA. Role in the West Side Stadium
West Side Stadium
debate[edit] In 2004 and 2005, Cablevision
Cablevision
provided funding for an advertising campaign against the proposed construction of a stadium on the West Side of Manhattan
Manhattan
supported by the Mayor
Mayor
of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. The stadium would have principally served the New York Jets, and was an essential part of New York City's failed bid for the 2012 Olympics. Cablevision
Cablevision
had offered a competitive bid that far exceeded the bid of the Jets for property owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where the new stadium would have been located. The plans to build the stadium were abandoned in June 2005 when the New York State Assembly
New York State Assembly
under the leadership of Speaker Sheldon Silver
Sheldon Silver
refused to provide state subsidies for the project. Philanthropy[edit] In 1998, Cablevision
Cablevision
helped found The Lustgarten Foundation, which has become the largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research in America.[16] The foundation was named after former Cablevision
Cablevision
chairman Marc Lustgarten and has raised over $16 million. Cablevision
Cablevision
currently underwrites the foundation, covering all administrative and fundraising costs, allowing 100% of all donations to go directly to research programs and grants to help cure pancreatic cancer, as well as sponsoring dozens of walks/runs across the country.[17] The foundation is a 4-star charity on Charity Navigator, ranking at this level for its organizational and financial transparency, low administrative costs, board, and growth.[18] The Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
Company[edit] In 1994, Paramount Communications (formerly Gulf+Western), the owner of Madison Square Garden, was acquired by Viacom, who in turn sold the MSG properties to Cablevision
Cablevision
and ITT Corporation, which had 50% ownership each. ITT would sell its share to Cablevision
Cablevision
three years later. On February 9, 2010 Cablevision
Cablevision
spun off its subsidiary Madison Square Garden, L.P. into a new company named The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). Although a separate company, it was run by the Cablevision
Cablevision
CEO, James Dolan. He remained an important figure in both companies until Cablevision's sale in 2016, and continues to head MSG. The company has three divisions consisting of professional sports teams, two regional sports networks, and several entertainment venues.[19] MSG controls its namesake Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
arena in New York City, and the professional sports teams that play there: the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and New York Liberty. The same company also owns the Hartford Wolf Pack, a minor-league professional hockey team affiliated with the Rangers. MSG also holds the TV rights for the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, New York Islanders, New Jersey
New Jersey
Devils, Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres
and New York Red Bulls through their cable channels MSG Network and MSG Plus
MSG Plus
(formerly FSN New York). Cablevision
Cablevision
previously had the rights to the New York Yankees, New Jersey
New Jersey
Nets and New York Mets, who left to start their own channels. Cablevision
Cablevision
also previously attempted to purchase the Yankees,[20] Mets[21] and Boston
Boston
Red Sox,[22] in part, to control their broadcast rights. Other properties that are owned by MSG include the Beacon Theater,[23] The Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(formerly known as Felt Forum, Paramount and WaMu Theatre), and a long-term lease to operate Radio City Music Hall. Cable Networks[edit] AMC Networks[edit] On July 1, 2011, Cablevision
Cablevision
spun off its subsidiary, formerly known as Rainbow Media
Rainbow Media
LLC, into a new company named AMC Networks. AMC Networks owns several national cable networks including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. Wedding Central, a cable channel that was launched as a spin-off of WE tv
WE tv
in 2009, was also run by Rainbow Media. However, upon AMC Networks
AMC Networks
achieving its independence of Cablevision, the channel was shut down due to low ratings.[24] Rainbow Media also controlled Fuse TV
Fuse TV
until 2010, when ownership was transferred to Cablevision's Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
division, now operating independently as The Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
Company (see above). The Rainbow Media
Rainbow Media
subsidiary of Cablevision
Cablevision
also operated a satellite television company called Voom, which was shut down on April 30, 2005, but lived on as a series of high-definition television channels named Voom HD Networks. They were available on Cablevision and iO digital cable until January 21, 2009. However, the 15 U.S. channels were eventually also shut down due to lack of distribution prior to the spinning off of Rainbow Media
Rainbow Media
from Cablevision
Cablevision
as the independent AMC Networks.[25] SportsChannel[edit] Cablevision
Cablevision
also owned the former SportsChannel America
SportsChannel America
from its beginning in 1976 until it was dissolved into Fox Sports Net
Fox Sports Net
in the late 1990s. In 2007 Cablevision
Cablevision
sold its control of FSN Bay Area and FSN New England to Comcast
Comcast
for $570 million.[26] These were the last of their regional sports networks outside the New York area. Other properties[edit] Cablevision
Cablevision
acquired the New York-area electronics chain The Wiz in 1998. The chain was closed in 2003. Since then the name was sold to P. C. Richard & Son and has reappeared as an online retailer. From 1998 until April 29, 2013, Cablevision
Cablevision
owned New York-area cinema chain Clearview Cinemas. It was sold to Bow Tie Cinemas of Connecticut. On July 29, 2008, Cablevision
Cablevision
acquired Newsday
Newsday
and amNewYork in a deal worth $650m.[27][28] The Dolan family still maintains majority ownership of Newsday, with Altice USA
Altice USA
having a 25% share.[citation needed] Carriage disputes[edit] MSG Network[edit] From September 1988 through July 1989, Cablevision
Cablevision
did not carry MSG Network (at the time owned by Gulf+Western, which later became Paramount Communications) over the question of whether MSG should be offered as a basic service or a premium service. This move also occurred as New York Yankees
New York Yankees
games on cable moved to MSG from Cablevision-owned SportsChannel.[29][30] The Cablevision
Cablevision
position was that those who wished to pay for sports programming should shoulder the burden, not every consumer. This dispute ended with Cablevision offering MSG as a premium subscription service, just like "SportsChannel". YES Network[edit] Cablevision
Cablevision
did not carry most of the games of the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
in 2002, because they would not accept the price asked during the inaugural season of YES Network. Again, at the root of the argument was who was to pay for sports programming. Cablevision
Cablevision
wanted to offer YES as a premium service, like MSG and Fox Sports NY, where YES ownership wanted the channel on the 'Family Cable' tier. After a long standoff, a deal was made the following year. As a result, YES, along with MSG and Fox Sports NY, moved to the 'Family Cable' Tier. NFL Network[edit] Until 2012, Cablevision
Cablevision
never carried the NFL Network, as the company stated that it would like to be able to carry NFL Sunday Ticket (which is, by contract, exclusive to DirecTV
DirecTV
until the completion of the 2022 season[31]) before it carries NFL Network. This has been criticized by New Jersey
New Jersey
legislators.[32] Recently however, Cablevision
Cablevision
purchased Bresnan Communications, a company headquartered in Purchase, New York, but which did all of its business in the Rocky Mountain
Rocky Mountain
region. Because of this, the NFL Network is carried on the former Bresnan (now Optimum
Optimum
West) systems, but not on Optimum
Optimum
systems in Greater New York. Finally, on August 16, 2012, Cablevision
Cablevision
announced that they have reached an agreement with the NFL to carry the network on all its systems effective August 17.[33] Tennis Channel[edit] Cablevision
Cablevision
also carried the Tennis Channel for a brief period of time from October 2009-September 2011. Cablevision
Cablevision
joined the NCTC in August 2009 just to carry the Tennis Channel on the premium sports package which costs extra per month. By joining NCTC the Tennis Channel was forced to give its signal to Cablevision. Once the Tennis Channel's contract expired with NCTC on September 3, 2011 the Tennis Channel pulled its signal from all cable carriers unwilling to negotiate a new deal or carry the channel more widespread. The Tennis Channel was pulled from Verizon
Verizon
but returned on January 17, 2012. Cablevision
Cablevision
has yet to make any attempt at bringing the Tennis Channel back as of June 2012. ESPN3 and WatchESPN[edit] Cablevision
Cablevision
never carried ESPN360.com, rebranded as ESPN3.com, a broadband service of ESPN. Also, Cablevision
Cablevision
had yet to carry and give customers access to WatchESPN which is an app that allows customers to watch ESPN Networks when they are not at home. ESPN requires users to give what cable provider they subscribe to in order to watch and Cablevision
Cablevision
had yet to agree to carry WatchESPN. On October 4, 2012, ESPN and Cablevision
Cablevision
announced a comprehensive distribution and carriage agreement which included access for Cablevision
Cablevision
customers to ESPN3 and WatchESPN in addition to other Watch apps covering the Walt Disney Company's family of networks.[34] On November 19, Cablevision
Cablevision
announced that ESPN3 was available to Optimum
Optimum
Online Customers.[35] A month later on December 19, WatchESPN was released to Optimum
Optimum
TV Customers.[36] Verizon
Verizon
FiOS[edit] Cablevision, as a content provider, also engaged in a dispute with Verizon
Verizon
over the carriage of MSG Network and Fox Sports Net
Fox Sports Net
New York on its FiOS
FiOS
television systems. Verizon
Verizon
sued Cablevision, claiming that Cablevision
Cablevision
did not want to make their valuable local sports coverage available to an emerging competitor to their cable systems. An agreement was reached in November 2006 allowing FiOS
FiOS
to carry these channels.[37] However, MSG's programming was restricted to standard-definition on FiOS
FiOS
systems until the 2011-12 NHL and NBA seasons, when a court order forced Cablevision
Cablevision
to provide Verizon
Verizon
with the HD feeds to both NY Rangers and NY Knicks programming. MSG additionally preferred Optimum
Optimum
over Verizon
Verizon
as a sponsor both on the TV Network and inside Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
itself. Additionally, Cablevision
Cablevision
owned exclusive rights to the MSNBC
MSNBC
news network in its service territory, preventing its carriage by FiOS
FiOS
in overlapping areas.[38] However, this exclusivity ended in February 2010.[39] 2010 carriage disputes[edit] January 2010: Food Network and HGTV dispute[edit] Because it was unable to reach a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive concerning retransmission fees, Scripps Networks Interactive revoked Cablevision's rights to carry the disputed channels, HGTV and the Food Network, on January 1, 2010.[40] Cablevision
Cablevision
issued a statement saying, "We wish Scripps well and have no expectation of carrying their programming again, given the dramatic changes in their approach to working with distributors to reach television viewers."[41] While the channels were affected, Cablevision ran commercials advertising their point of view and set up an area on their website to send out messages to Scripps Networks to tell them to re-carry Food Network and Home & Garden Television.[42] Cablevision
Cablevision
also looped a public service announcement on each affected channel and forced all of its customers' set-top boxes to channel 1999, which looped the same announcement. Cablevision
Cablevision
and Scripps reached an agreement, and as of January 21, 2010, the two networks were back on Cablevision
Cablevision
systems. The details of the agreement have not been disclosed. March 2010: ABC contract dispute affecting WABC-TV and WPVI[edit] On March 2, 2010, WABC-TV in New York along with Philadelphia sister station WPVI (carried in Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties) stated that they would pull their programming from Cablevision
Cablevision
on March 7, 2010 (at midnight), unless a new payment structure is implemented for its network programming. Cablevision
Cablevision
responded by citing WABC-TV and WPVI's free, over-the-air accessibility. Cablevision
Cablevision
spokesman Charles Scheuler stated "It is not fair for ABC-Disney to hold Cablevision customers hostage by forcing them to pay what amounts to a new TV tax."[43] The removal of both stations occurred on the weekend of the 82nd Academy Awards, which was scheduled to be one of ABC's largest yearly specials, and was projected to cause a devastating blow to advertisers for the Oscars and to Cablevision
Cablevision
itself. On Sunday March 7, 2010 at 12:01 am ET, both WABC and WPVI were removed from Cablevision
Cablevision
leaving a black screen in their place, confirming the rumors that if a deal with Cablevision
Cablevision
and ABC was not reached by midnight, the network and other Disney-owned channels would go off the air. Cablevision
Cablevision
began looping a public service announcement on each affected channel and forcing all of its customers' set-top boxes to channel 1999, which was looping the same announcement, much like was done when Scripps Networks pulled their cable channels' programming. Besides providing certain details of the disagreement they stated that ABC shows could be watched online through TV websites such as Hulu. Also that day, Cablevision
Cablevision
announced through e-mail that their entire film catalog of on-demand movies would be available without charge until midnight that evening as an apology to their customers.[44] At 8:50 pm that day, WABC and WPVI returned to Cablevision's programming, after a notification during the 82nd Academy Awards announced progression in "Work to complete our negotiations", and the return of ABC's programming during the negotiations. October 2010: FOX and MyNetworkTV dispute affecting WNYW-TV, WWOR-TV and WTXF-TV[edit] Cablevision's contract with News Corp
News Corp
to carry FOX (including MyNetwork TV) expired on October 15, 2010. The contract includes WNYW and WWOR-TV
WWOR-TV
in New York and WTXF in Philadelphia. The contract also includes the cable networks National Geographic Wild, Fox Business, and Fox Deportes
Fox Deportes
(formerly Fox Sports en Español). Programming affected by the dispute includes the coverage of the NFL on Fox, 2010 National League Championship Series, part of the 2010 World Series, and popular shows like American Idol
American Idol
and Glee. On October 16, 2010 at 12:01 am, Fox pulled all of their networks involved in the dispute from Cablevision
Cablevision
subscribers.[45] Because of Cablevision's dispute with ABC, Cablevision
Cablevision
customers missed multiple new episodes of ABC network programming, multiple weeks of the NBA season, and the entire NLCS. Cablevision
Cablevision
looped a public service announcement on each affected channel and forcing all of its customers' set-top boxes to channel 1999, which looped the same announcement, much like was done when Scripps Networks and ABC/Disney pulled their cable channels' programming. On October 27, 2010, the same day as Game 1 of the World Series, Cablevision
Cablevision
offered a new one-year deal to FOX, which was rejected, continuing the blackout. Cablevision
Cablevision
also repeatedly called on FOX to submit to binding arbitration, an offer which FOX repeatedly did not take Cablevision
Cablevision
up on.[46] The channels were restored during the evening of October 30, 2010, the same day as Game 3 of the World Series.[47] News Corp
News Corp
and Cablevision reached a deal "in principle" to restore the channels. News Corp
News Corp
did not disclose the terms of the deal, but Cablevision
Cablevision
said it paid the higher fees Fox and News Corp
News Corp
wanted, "because it does not think its customers should any longer be denied the Fox programs they wish to see."[48] Game Show Network[edit] In February 2011, Cablevision
Cablevision
moved the Game Show Network
Game Show Network
(GSN) from the basic tier to an add-on sports package. In October 2011, GSN filed a lawsuit claiming that the network was being discriminated against because Cablevision
Cablevision
gave preference to other channels that they owned (AMC Networks) which did not move. In November 2016, a Federal Communications Commission administrative law judge that Cablevision had acted unlawfully and recommended that the FCC require Cablevision (now Altice) to carry the channel on their expanded basic tier and imposed a maximum fine of $400,000. Tribune Company dispute[edit] On August 17, 2012, without warning, Cablevision
Cablevision
pulled stations from the Tribune Company.[49] The removed stations included WPIX
WPIX
(New York), which is carried on most Cablevision
Cablevision
systems, WPHL (Philadelphia) on Central Jersey systems in Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, WCCT (Hartford, CT) on some Connecticut
Connecticut
systems, and KWGN (Denver) on Optimum West
Optimum West
systems in Colorado
Colorado
and Wyoming. WTIC-TV
WTIC-TV
and WGN America
WGN America
were initially not included in this dispute, but on August 24, Tribune pulled WTIC in Connecticut
Connecticut
and WGN from Cablevision's Connecticut
Connecticut
and Optimum West
Optimum West
systems. Like the dispute with Time Warner Cable and Hearst Television, these channels were replaced with other cable offerings. In a statement, Cablevision
Cablevision
said that "The bankrupt Tribune Co. and the hedge funds and banks that own it, including Oaktree Capital Management, Angelo Gordon & Co. and others, are trying to solve Tribune's financial problems on the backs of Cablevision
Cablevision
customers. Tribune and their hedge fund owners are demanding tens of millions in new fees for WPIX
WPIX
and other stations they own. They should stop their anti-consumer demands and work productively to reach an agreement."[50] Tribune, in its own statement, said that " Cablevision
Cablevision
took this action despite our offer of an unconditional extension of the current carriage agreement with no change in terms while negotiations continued. To be clear, Tribune was willing to provide Cablevision subscribers access to the valuable programming on these stations while working toward a new agreement. Tribune never made any threat to withdraw these stations or any demand that Cablevision
Cablevision
remove them. Tribune makes a substantial annual investment in local news, live sports and high-quality entertainment programming. Cablevision
Cablevision
has never compensated Tribune for the retransmission of its local stations, which are among the most highly watched channels on Cablevision's lineups. What we have proposed amounts to less than a penny a day per subscriber, well below what Cablevision
Cablevision
pays to providers of less well-watched channels".[51] The dispute between the two companies ended on October 26, 2012, when Cablevision
Cablevision
reached an agreement with Tribune after Connecticut viewers complained about not seeing the first two games of the 2012 World Series. The channels were not restored until the morning of October 27. Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
dispute[edit] On January 3, 2014, WFSB, the CBS station in Hartford, CT, pulled its signal from Cablevision's Connecticut
Connecticut
systems. The dispute was due to the fact that Cablevision
Cablevision
did not want to pay Meredith Corporation, the station's owner, for Fairfield County and Litchfield County customers, because they already had the flagship CBS station, WCBS-TV from New York. The dispute ended on January 19. Corporate governance[edit] At the time of the sale to Altice, the board of directors of Cablevision
Cablevision
were: Charles Dolan, James Dolan, Patrick Dolan, Rand Araskog, Frank Biondi, Charles Ferris, Richard Hochman, Victor Oristano, Thomas Reifenheiser, John R. Ryan, Brian Sweeney, Vincent Tese, Leonard Tow. In 2006, the Dolan family announced a plan to purchase the company and privatize it, after a failed attempt in 2005, which would have spun off Rainbow Media
Rainbow Media
as a publicly traded company. On May 2, 2007, after repeated attempts, the Dolan family announced that a deal worth $10.6 billion had been reached for Cablevision
Cablevision
to be taken private, but agreement was not reached with other shareholders.[52] Cablevision
Cablevision
stock trades under the ticker symbol CVC on the New York Stock Exchange. Financial records[edit] On November 11, 2003, the company admitted that it had misrepresented some of its finances. It would restate its previously reported financial statements for the first and second quarters of 2003, and would revise the quarterly financial results released that day, to reflect the impact of expenses totaling approximately $15 million that were improperly recorded in 2002 and earlier periods.[53] On March 2, 2004, the company also said it would restate annual results for 2000 to 2002, in addition to its previously announced restatement of quarterly results in 2002 and 2003.[54] See also[edit]

List of United States
United States
telephone companies

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