May 23, 2013, 03:58:44 PM by William D
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|Cablevision CEO James Dolan Calls Police to remove disrupting Union Protestors|
(05/23/2013) - During Cablevision's Annual Meeting, shareholders linked with the Communications Workers of America, a union in a labor dispute with Cablevision now before the National Labor Relations Board attempted to disrupt the meeting. After repeatedly asking protestor to leave, he called the Police to have them removed.
The CWA issued a statement saying that shareholders allied with the union had "asked the company tough questions about the potential impact" of the labor dispute.
At the meeting, Mr. Dolan defended his actions and pointed out that the unionized Brooklyn workers have recently petitioned the NLRB to schedule a vote about whether to continue their affiliation with the CWA. He added that he looked forward to a pending NLRB hearing. After the protesters were escorted out, Mr. Dolan said he'll entertain questions about "anything but labor!"
Cablevision issued a statement after the meeting saying, "This is a shareholder meeting with a clear set of rules. The CWA attempted to disrupt the meeting; they were asked to refrain and when they did not, they were asked to leave. The matter is now in the hands of the authorities."[/
May 23, 2013, 03:46:11 PM by William D
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|Cablevision and Scripps Strike TV Everywhere Deal|
(05/23/2013) – Cablevision and Scripps Networks signed a deal that will add Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel to Cablevision’s TV Everywhere offering. Cablevision’s TV Everywhere service is called Optimum TO GO.
"Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel offer the high-quality, informative programming that our customers want, and we are pleased to bring these popular networks to our rapidly expanding Optimum TV to GO service. Our customers can catch their favorite food, home and travel shows whenever they want with these latest additions to our TV Everywhere offering," said Cablevision vice president of video product management Bradley Feldman in a statement.
May 23, 2013, 09:58:27 AM by William D
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|Cablevision still trying to add Wi-Fi on Trains|
(05/23/2013) – In a recent earnings call, Cablevision mentioned they are still trying to get Wi-Fi onto trains as they believe Wi-Fi is a strong strategic competitive advantage for them.
Four years after pitching the idea of installing Wi-Fi service on trains used by commuters in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) executives said Thursday that the MSO is closer to making it a reality.
"Wi-Fi on the trains is complicated," Tad Smith, Cablevision's president of local media, told analysts on the company's first-quarter earnings call. Smith is helping Cablevision reach agreements with New Jersey Transit and Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the Long Island Railroad and Metro North, which is used by commuters in Connecticut and New York suburbs such as Westchester.
"We are in active, productive, very positive conversations with the trains," Smith said, noting that he had hoped to have an announcement ready for Thursday's call. "I am optimistic for the future," he added.
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