If you are a Cablevision customer then your video is showing the images above instead of whatever show you were expecting to watch (or record) on FOX and MY 9. Reminiscent of the Oscars a few months ago right? Of course the backstory could be exactly what Cablevision says it is. As a Cablevision customer though I say "who cares?"
Between the Dolan family affair and the Murdoch empire I find it hard to tell them apart anyway. The only one losing out is of course us (the customers) and neither one of those two sides are going to care about that since we can't do anything about it.
Update: At this point we are going into the fourth day with the channels out. Of course when this happened earlier this year WABC picked the Oscars to pull the plug. Cablevision quickly realized this was a fight it was not going to win because they were going really going up against Disney and all of the Disney properties and movies. So, Cablevision blinked and we got the Oscars back on the air (I was pulling it down from an internet feed anyway so I didn't notice). With FOX however, Cablevision apparently think they have a more winnable fight on their hands. I don't think it's quite that easy myself with digital tv now here, the over-the-air stations like FOX can give an excellent signal to most of their customers who really do not need the cable feed. It's folks like me that are too far out to get a decent OTA signal that rely on cable for the local stations. I am going to reconnect my roof antenna and see just what kind of a signal I do get these days.
Cablevision tends to follow the "Alice in Wonderland" framework for advertising and service as many customers can attest:
"When _I_ use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,"it means just what I choose it to mean–neither more nor less." - Through the looking glass – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll
Fox and My 9 are just the latest (and highest visibility) of channels that have gone missing at Cablevision over the last few months. I have recently spent a considerable amount of time trying to track down why several HD channels just seemed to have disappeared even though my Cablevision bill stated they were part of the IO digital service for which I was paying $11.95 per month.