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Cablevision

  1. media
    The End of Linsanity Is Tearing James Dolan and Mort Zuckerman ApartCablevision is accusing the Daily News publisher of “a campaign of intimidation and extortion.”
  2. vulture bytes
    Vulture Bytes: A Spotify Alternative and a Spy Hack for Your CameraPlus: an app that’s so bad we had to warn you to stay away from it.
  3. i always feel like somebody's watching me
    Private Eyes (From Your Cable Company) Are Watching YouWhy should the Internet be the only one tracking your every move?
  4. flirts
    Fox and Cablevision Reach Bitter AgreementOh these two just need to do it already.
  5. beef
    And on the Twelfth Day, Cablevision Said: Let Them Get MLB ReimbursementsYou know things are bad if a cable company is pushing customers to watch TV online.
  6. beef
    The Best of the Fox/Cablevision VitriolIf you’re missing the NLCS, comfort yourself in the fun of it.
  7. broadcast wars
    Cablevision and Fox: Still FeudingWhile 3 million local subscribers miss baseball games.
  8. broadcast wars
    Mid-Simpsons, Fox Channels Disappear From CablevisionWell, now it’s really getting ugly.
  9. broadcast wars
    Fox Rebuffs FCC’s Offer to Mediate in Cablevision SpatYou could lose your Fox 5 tomorrow morning!
  10. media
    Fox, Cablevision Both Want You to Panic About Losing Your Sports, Bones RerunsForget the NLCS. What about those two re-broadcasts of ‘Seinfeld’ every night??
  11. city life
    Cable Guy No Longer Free to Show Up Whenever He Damn Well PleasesAlso: no more interminable phone waits. Hooray!
  12. blog-stained wretches
    Gothamist Sale Falls ThroughThe ‘Voice’ says the failed deal was a result of Gothamist’s own hubris.
  13. blog-stained wretches
    Voice Editor Ortega to Kamer: ‘Stop Apologizing for Writing Such a Great Dick Joke’This one is going to take a moment to explain.
  14. blog-stained wretches
    Cablevision Buys Gothamist for $5 or $6 MillionCongrats, guys!
  15. conflict resolution
    ABC Restored for 3 Million Cablevision SubscribersNew York area residents missed just first fifteen minutes of Oscars.
  16. beefs
    Disney Yanks ABC From Cablevision, 3.1 Million Subscribers May Miss OscarsAnd the Lakers-Magic game this afternoon!
  17. oscars
    ABC Affiliate Threatens to Not Air Oscars in New YorkAccess would be cut off for subscribers starting Sunday.
  18. ink-stained wretches
    Newsday: We Don’t Need More Than Our Three Dozen Online SubscribersThat’s not the strategy, see.
  19. TV Land
    Cablevision and Food Network Make UpThree million viewers will no longer be deprived of Giada, et al.
  20. TV Land
    Bronx Flavor: The Most Preposterously Entertaining Food Show of All Time?Follow Baron Ambrosia as he “explores the world through his mouth.”
  21. TV Land
    Cablevision and Scripps Are Talking AgainWill Cablevision subscribers get the Food Network back?
  22. Beef
    Food Network Sics Its Celebrity Chefs on CablevisionScripps plays hardball.
  23. media deathwatch
    The Media Says Au Revoir to All ThatHarperCollins is laying off staffers, the Toronto ‘Metro’ is written by interns, and approximately 41,000 media jobs have been slashed since the start of the recession. But things are looking up in France!
  24. gossipmonger
    Diddy Will Taxi, But Mariah Won’t ScoopHe’s much more mature than Mariah, who left her dog poop in front of Cavalli. Learn which other celebs can act like grown-ups in today’s gossip roundup!
  25. company town
    ‘People’ Gets the Last Giggle Over Brangelina Baby PicsTurns out the issue whose cover displayed little Vivienne and Knox sold 2.6 million copies, the fourth-largest selling issue of all time for the mag. Plus, the rest of our industry news roundup.
  26. the sports section
    The NHL’s Lawsuit to Force Cablevision to Sell Rangers: Every Fan’s Dream Come True?The NHL is continuing its months-long scuffle with the Dolan family over the team’s Website, and raising the stakes.
  27. in other news
    Cablevision Seals ‘Newsday’ DealAlso, how Mort Zuckerman’s been doing with his piano lessons.
  28. ink-stained wretches
    Despite Murdoch’s Confidence, Tribune Seriously Considering Cablevision ‘Newsday’ OfferBut is Rupert’s mind hold over Sam Zell strong enough to win out in the end?
  29. white men with money
    Despite Cablevision’s Higher Bid for ‘Newsday,’ Zell Still Prefers MurdochTurns out the two media moguls have a “budding relationship.” How adorable! And TERRIFYING.
  30. in other news
    Cablevision Might Just Steal ‘Newsday’ From Murdoch’s Iron GraspIn a surprise move, Cablevision reenters the contest for the beleaguered paper with a bid $70 million higher than Murdoch’s.
  31. in other news
    James Dolan and Mort Zuckerman Join Murdoch in Scramble for ‘Newsday’Turns out it’s not just Rupert Murdoch who’s interested in buying Newsday; Mort Zuckerman, the real-estate magnate who owns the Daily News, and James Dolan, whose family owns Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, and the Knicks, are making bids as well.
  32. it just happened
    Dolans Finally Take Their Cable Company (and Their Garden, and Their Knicks, and So Forth) and Go HomeIf taking public companies private is the hot new thing in megabusiness, the Dolans just became the most fashionable billionaires out there: After three years and three failed attempts to privatize Cablevision, Chuck and Jim have just worked out a deal with their company’s board that will restore the family’s total control over their lumbering brainchild. Cablevision, which comes complete with holdings like the Knicks and the Rangers, Radio City Music Hall, and over $12 billion in debt, will change hands for $10.5 billion in cash. With the liabilities worked in, that adds up to almost $23 billion. The Dolans pledge to cash out the current shareholders at $36.26 a share, which is their highest offer yet — a hearty 11 percent over the stock’s actual value as of yesterday. We learn all this from the Times, of course, where the Sulzbergers are no doubt paying attention. One hopes. Cablevision Agrees to Sell Itself to the Dolans [NYT]
  33. the sports section
    The Knicks Have Made Progress, EvidentlyCablevision honcho and Madison Square Garden chief Jim Dolan announced today that he’s giving Knicks coach and president Isiah Thomas a multiyear contract extension based on the team’s “evident progress” — a term that seems destined to join “mission accomplished” in the Optimist’s Hall of Fame. Let’s review what’s evident, shall we? On the positive side, the Knicks have won 46 percent of their games this season (compared to just 28 percent last year) and are fighting for a playoff spot. On the negative, they’re still the highest-paid team in the NBA (for which Isiah is largely to blame), winning even 46 percent of their games still means the Knicks are losing more than half, and they’re playing mediocre ball against historically weak competition. In other words, the team’s progress seems roughly on pace with that of the Second Avenue subway or the Freedom Tower. So while it’s true they haven’t measurably regressed, Dolan’s use of the prefix “pro” strikes us as a bit much. If we were him, we might have played it safe and gone with “evident gress.” There are definitely clear signs of gress. —Sam Anderson
  34. in other news
    Dolans to Take Their Cable Company and Go HomeThat crazy, Oedipal media-mogul family, the Dolans of Long Island, seems determined to take Cablevision private. For the second time in sixteen months, chairman Charles and his CEO son, Jim, are offering their shareholders a buyout, this time upping their offer to $27 a share. (Shares in Cablevision — which includes not just the cable company but also trophy properties like Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and the Knicks and Rangers — rose on the news.) We at Daily Intel don’t claim to be financial experts. But we’re not bad at reading between the lines of a public statement. “We continue to feel that succeeding in this fiercely competitive environment requires a long-term, entrepreneurial management perspective that is not constrained by the public markets’ constant focus on short-term results,” the Dolans said, and it seems likely that this buyout is the senior Dolan’s bid to keep sinking money into his pet satellite venture, Voom, which has already lost over $600 million and whose launch almost tore the family apart — as chronicled by Joel Siegel a year and a half ago in a March 2005 feature for New York. Sadly for the Dolans, though, this long-term investment strategy might be a boon only to Charles’s Voom. As for Jim’s pet project — throwing maximum money at the Knicks with no discernible positive effect — we have a feeling fans will always retain their constant focus on short-term results. Oedipus at the Garden [NYM] Dolans Try New Bid to Take Cablevision Private [NYT]
  35. the morning line
    Bollards and Gribbles and Photogs, Oh, My! • NYPD and DOT realize, after five years, that concrete bollards don’t actually protect us from terrorism. They do, however, teach us new words like “bollard.” [NYT] • The Dolans really want to take Cablevision private. So much, in fact, that they’ll be happy to absorb $11.3 billion in debt (the company is valued at $7.9 billion). [WCBS] • Yanks bask in the ultimate humiliation: throwing the postseason to the Tigers and getting outlasted by the Mets. Steinbrenner is likely to fire Torre and replace him with Lou Piniella. [WNBC] • The city’s operas try to freshen up their crowd by offering $20 or $25 orchestra seats. Giving quotes like “We were all amazed that out of the woodwork these people came roaring up” does not help the populist cause. [NYT] • In a textbook case of good news, bad news, cleaner water in the Hudson nurses back to life an array of disgusting critters like shipworms and gribbles. Bring back the pretty petroleum slicks! [IHT] • And finally, city photojournalists, sounding surreally combative (“We are not a group to be trifled with”), demand rights to shoot in Port Authority facilities. Once you’ve seen the Christopher Street PATH station at dawn, you’ll understand. [AMNY] [Ed. note: Apologies, by the way, for the late start. The Morning Line should post about two hours earlier than it did this morning, assuming in the future we can figure out how to use Movable Type.]