Cablevision Blocks Verizon FIOS From Carrying MSNBC

This may interest anyone who is planning to become a Verizon FIOS customer.

Inside Cable News

Cablevision holds an exclusive carriage agreement with MSNBC. All other potential MSNBC providers, like Verizon, are therefore frozen out in areas where Cablevision operates. It is not known how or why Cablevision got an exclusive carriage deal for MSNBC but not other NBCU properties or why NBCU would even grant Cablevision an exclusive on MSNBC and MSNBC alone. This is a real head scratcher. Lots of unanswered questions. How long does Cablevision have the exclusive? Why did this happen? The bottom line is if you want MSNBC on Verizon FiOS in any area Cablevision operates, you’re out of luck.

As of this date the agreement is still in effect and applies even if you’re in an area being served by Time Warner.

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One Response

  1. I just. got Fios and just found out that I can’t get MSNBC. I am so bummed out. Is there anything I can do? If I decide to switch back to Cablevision do you know what it will cost me?

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