Cablevision has been sending out blurbs from both republicans and democrats who urge WABC-TV to put its content back on Cablevision as it works through the retransmission dispute.
To make up for the lack of WABC-TV (it could still come back before the Academy Awards) Cablevision is giving away FREE On-Demand movies, including Oscar nominees like "Inglorious Basterds" and "The Hurt Locker." Ah to be a Cablevision customer tonight. I don't care about awards shows, but I love free On-Demand movies.
*Update* Comments indicate the free movie deal isn't working well (or at all) as of 7:30pm ET.
CABLEVISION ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO MOVIES ON DEMAND OFFER AND OTHER ALTERNATIVES FOR COVERAGE OF THE OSCARS
Today Cablevision Provides Video On Demand Movies AT NO CHARGE To All iO TV Customers;
Includes Academy Award Best Picture Nominees “District 9,” “The Hurt Locker,” and “Up”
Cablevision Enlists Former New York Post “Page Six” Deputy Editor Paula Froelich to Blog Oscars Live; Adds to Range of TV and Online Options for Coverage
BETHPAGE, NY, March 7, 2010 - Following ABC Disney’s decision to pull WABC off Cablevision at midnight Saturday, Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) alerted its iO® TV customers that today it would provide Video On Demand (VOD) movies at no charge, including access to Academy Award nominated films. Cablevision has also enlisted former New York Post “Page Six” Deputy Editor Paula Froelich to blog live coverage of tonight’s Oscars and has communicated additional ways for customers to access Academy Awards red carpet and event coverage on television and online.
Cablevision Offers Customers Access to Entire Slate of On Demand Movies AT NO CHARGE
Today, Cablevision has invited all of its iO® TV customers to choose from its entire slate of on demand movies and watch them at no charge. This includes Academy Award Best Picture nominated films “District 9,” “The Hurt Locker,” and “Up.” Nominated films available on iO On Demand include:
? District 9
? The Cove
? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
? The Hurt Locker
? Inglorious Basterds
? Julie & Julia
? A Serious Man
? Star Trek
? Transformers: of the Fallen