Cablevision Food Network Scripps Networks HGTV – Cablevision and Food Network have ended their partnership….for now.Some New Yorkers were awaken to a nasty surprise on New year’s day,their cable provider Cablevision Systems will no longer be carrying The Food Channel and HGTV which are two channels run by Scripps Networks Interactive,after a long fight over distribution rights fees.Cablevision said in a statement:
“We are sorry that Scripps’ current financial difficulties are making it impossible for them to continue our relationship on terms that are reasonable for Cablevision and our customers.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.”
Kenneth W. Lowe, chairman of Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI),explained in a statement:
“Viewers love our talent and our shows, which is why Food Network and HGTV rank among the top networks in cable.But our valuable networks simply are not being compensated like top ten networks by Cablevision.”
Scripps is campaigning and petitioning to get Food Network and HGTV back on Cablevision.
That’s all we have for now on Cablevision Food Network.