Cablevision Systems Corp. said today it has reached agreement with News Corp. to return Fox programming to Cablevision.
The channels will return to Cablevision immediately and in time for tonight’s World Series game and Sunday’s NFL match-up between the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers.
In a statement, the company said: “In the absence of any meaningful action from the FCC, Cablevision has agreed to pay Fox an unfair price for multiple channels of its programming including many in which our customers have little or no interest.
“Cablevision conceded because it does not think its customers should any longer be denied the Fox programs they wish to see.”
Barack Obama came to Connecticut today looking to recapture the magic of 2008, when voters thronged to polls here to help him carry the state and Jim Himes unseat New England’s only Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives. President Obama addresses the Bridgeport crowd today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Now, as a struggling president looking to rev up the Democratic base on the last weekend before election day, Obama fended off a few hecklers and told an enthusiastic crowd in Bridgeport to ignore projections of mid-term losses that are expected to cost Democrats their majority in the House.
“You’ve heard it all from the pundits. You’ve been hearing it on TV, the wisdom that says you can’t overcome cynicism in politics. You can’t over come the special interests. You can’t take on the biggest challenges,” Obama said. “In 2008, they said you couldn’t elect a skinny guy with a funny name.”
Obama smiled and paused as laughter rippled through the Arena at Harbor Yard, the waterfront venue off I-95 for minor-league hockey and Fairfield University basketball.
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Many Westport Democrats traveled to Bridgeport today for the visit of President Obama to the Arena at Harbor Yard. Former President Clinton will visit Hartford and Norwalk on Sunday. Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon was at the entrance to the Staples-Ludlowe Homecoming game in Westport today seeking last minute votes before Tuesday’s election. She took time out to buy game raffle tickets from Karen Giunta and Scott Spector. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
The Staples girls soccer team today upset No. 3-seeded New Canaan 4-1 in the first round of FCIACs in New Canaan. Picture shows the girls celebrating after the first of Jaclyn Katz’s three goals put them up 1-0. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Neil Katz for WestportNow.com
Staples senior Tyler Jacobs (24) will remember today’s Homecoming game against Fairfield Ludlowe. He had four interceptions and three touchdowns in the 35-10 victory. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Staples quarterback Chet Pajolek looks for daylight in today’s Homecoming game against Fairfield Ludlowe. The senior was sidelined with a leg injury later in the first quarter and freshman Jack Massie went in to substitute, powering the Wreckers to a 35-10 win. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Staples Senior Tyler Jacobs (24) celebrates a late second quarter 71-yard touchdown run with Jason Mzwicke in today’s Homecoming game against Fairfield Ludlowe. Staples won 35-10 with Jacobs scoring three touchdowns and making four interceptions. The Wreckers improved to 7-0 on the season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo