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May 21, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
The chairman of Cablevision, already a dominant player in New York sports, and his brother are said to be leading contenders to buy the New York Jets. Also yesterday, Cablevision Systems Corp. announced it would help the New Jersey Devils build an arena in Hoboken, where the NHL club's owner said he will move the team. Both teams play at New Jersey's Meadowlands sports complex, and interest by Charles and Larry Dolan and Cablevision raises more questions on the future of the East Rutherford center.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
Cablevision Systems Corp. may make an offer to buy Time Inc., according to a letter released yesterday. Lawrence Hamermesh, an attorney for Time, wrote the letter on Monday to Delaware Chancery Court Judge William Allen. A Cablevision spokesman, David Carey, said the company had no comment on the letter. Time spokesman Edward Adler said his company - which is trying to fend off a $12.2 billion hostile bid from Paramount Communications Corp. - also would not comment. Time is trying to preserve a planned merger with Warner Communications Inc. and has launched a $14 billion tender offer for Warner.
NEWS
August 29, 1993 | By Jere Downs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
About 25,000 cable customers in nine Montgomery County towns will now be served by Suburban Cable, which has purchased a local Cablevision of Pennsylvania system. "We are very happy to acquire the Cablevision system and begin efforts to better serve our customers," said Robert M. Lawrence, Suburban Cable regional vice president and general manager. "We ask only that our customers understand that not all our planned improvements will occur overnight. " Changes are in the works for Suburban Cable customers in Bridgeport, Conshohocken, Norristown and West Conshohocken boroughs and East Norriton, Lower Gwynedd, Lower Providence, West Norriton and Worcester townships.
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June 21, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
After months of intense public scrutiny, the family that controls Cablevision Systems Corp. offered yesterday to take the cable-TV provider private. Cablevision also would spin off its lucrative cable channels - American Movie Channel, Independent Film Channel, and Women's Entertainment channel - plus several regional sports networks, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and the sports teams that play there - the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey team.
SPORTS
June 26, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Cablevision, the majority owner of New York's Madison Square Garden, the NBA's Knicks and the NHL's Rangers, is close to buying the Mets, the Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported yesterday. Citing two high-ranking team officials it did not identify, the newspaper said that the deal could be announced within a week. The officials said the price would be "in the neighborhood" of $400 million, but the newspaper said others estimated the price as high as $500 million. Nelson Doubleday, who owns 50 percent of the baseball team, refused to confirm or deny the report when contacted by the Associated Press.
NEWS
October 19, 2010
NEW YORK - The dispute between Fox and Cablevision that left 3 million cable subscribers in the New York area without Fox programming over the weekend has stretched into its third day. Fox, owned by News Corp., and Cablevision Systems Corp. said that talks yesterday did not bring a new agreement on how much Cablevision will pay to carry the network. The dispute has led to the highest-profile blackout over broadcast fees in years, leaving Cablevision subscribers without access to Sunday's New York Giants game.
SPORTS
October 17, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
More than three million television viewers in New York and New Jersey missed out on Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Phillies and the San Francisco Giants after negotiations broke down between Cablevision Systems Corp. and Fox's parent, News Corp. Cablevision has approximately 25,000 viewers in the New Jersey suburbs that receive Fox29, all in Monmouth County. Negotiations will resume Sunday, the companies said. On Saturday night, Cablevision accused News Corp.
SPORTS
November 23, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
George Steinbrenner reportedly has reached an agreement in principle to sell the New York Yankees to Cablevision Systems Corp. for $550 million to $600 million. As part of the sale, Steinbrenner would remain in charge of day-to-day operations of the team. NBC Sports said the deal was agreed to last Thursday and called for Steinbrenner to turn over full ownership of the team to the cable network for $600 million. A source familiar with Steinbrenner's negotiations, speaking on the condition he not be identified, told the Associated Press no deal has been agreed upon.
SPORTS
October 12, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has been contacting his partners regarding the possible sale of the baseball team to Cablevision, Newsday reported yesterday. Steinbrenner, who purchased the team with his partners for about $10 million in 1973, was seeking as much as $750 million to $800 million for the Yankees, Newsday said, citing an unidentified Steinbrenner partner. That would far exceed the record sale price for a baseball team of $311 million paid by Rupert Murdoch for the Dodgers.
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March 29, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The New York Jets were outbid by Cablevision in their attempt to buy the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's rail yards and build a stadium on Manhattan's West Side. The MTA released documents yesterday detailing the bids by three groups. A bid by Cablevision of $760 million includes $400 million in cash up front and the rest in a promise to construct a platform over the rail yards. The Jets countered with a bid of $720 million, including at least $250 million in cash paid over 4 years.
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BUSINESS
January 28, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cablevision Systems Corp., the New York cable company, is launching a national WiFi-only telephone service for $29.95 a month - a first for a big cable-TV company. Subscribers to Cablevision's TV, Internet, and phone services will pay just $9.95 a month for the new service, branded as Freewheel. Freewheel is part of an intense interest by cable companies, including Comcast Corp. and others, to develop wireless phone services as people become accustomed to constant access on smartphones and tablets.
NEWS
October 19, 2010
NEW YORK - The dispute between Fox and Cablevision that left 3 million cable subscribers in the New York area without Fox programming over the weekend has stretched into its third day. Fox, owned by News Corp., and Cablevision Systems Corp. said that talks yesterday did not bring a new agreement on how much Cablevision will pay to carry the network. The dispute has led to the highest-profile blackout over broadcast fees in years, leaving Cablevision subscribers without access to Sunday's New York Giants game.
SPORTS
October 17, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
More than three million television viewers in New York and New Jersey missed out on Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Phillies and the San Francisco Giants after negotiations broke down between Cablevision Systems Corp. and Fox's parent, News Corp. Cablevision has approximately 25,000 viewers in the New Jersey suburbs that receive Fox29, all in Monmouth County. Negotiations will resume Sunday, the companies said. On Saturday night, Cablevision accused News Corp.
SPORTS
December 14, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Three-time Grand Slam winner Lindsay Davenport, who is expecting her first child in the spring, told ESPN.com yesterday that her priorities would shift to family and that she has "no plans to play again. " "I hate the word 'retirement,' but this season was such a struggle physically for me, and I can't imagine playing again," Davenport told ESPN.com by phone from her home in Southern California. "I can't say there's any sadness, yet, about missing tennis. My life is with my husband and my future child.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
After months of intense public scrutiny, the family that controls Cablevision Systems Corp. offered yesterday to take the cable-TV provider private. Cablevision also would spin off its lucrative cable channels - American Movie Channel, Independent Film Channel, and Women's Entertainment channel - plus several regional sports networks, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and the sports teams that play there - the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey team.
SPORTS
March 29, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The New York Jets were outbid by Cablevision in their attempt to buy the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's rail yards and build a stadium on Manhattan's West Side. The MTA released documents yesterday detailing the bids by three groups. A bid by Cablevision of $760 million includes $400 million in cash up front and the rest in a promise to construct a platform over the rail yards. The Jets countered with a bid of $720 million, including at least $250 million in cash paid over 4 years.
SPORTS
March 29, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Free-agent defensive end Courtney Brown has reached a contract agreement in principle with the Denver Broncos, the Rocky Mountain News reported last night on its Web site. The former No. 1 overall pick from Penn State also had made visits to Washington, Seattle and Jacksonville. The move comes two weeks after the Cleveland Browns released him following an effort to restructure his contract. He would rejoin former Browns lineman Gerard Warren. Steelers. Former Eagles offensive tackle Barrett Brooks re-signed with Pittsburgh.
SPORTS
March 29, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Damion Easley became the most expensive player cut loose in baseball history when the Detroit Tigers released him yesterday with $14.3 million still owed on his contract. The 33-year-old infielder is in the fourth season of a five-year, $28.6 million contract. The Tigers must pay him $6.5 million this year, $6.5 million in 2004 and a $1.3 million buyout of an $8 million team option for 2005. The previous record for the most money owed to a released player was set last Saturday, when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays cut Greg Vaughn, who is guaranteed $9.25 million this year.
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March 13, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Robert Johnson wants Major League Baseball to keep a 49 percent stake in the Montreal Expos if he reaches a deal to buy the team and move it to the Washington area. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, said yesterday he would be interested in owning the team if it is moved to downtown Washington or suburban Northern Virginia. He said he would only want to buy 51 percent, with baseball having the right to sell the rest to him several years after the team moves into a new ballpark.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2000 | By Benjamin Y. Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now that Comcast Corp. runs the show, it is more expensive for Rembrandt's Restaurant & Bar and 507 other Philadelphia businesses to turn on the television. Commercial cable customers, mostly bars and restaurants once served by Greater Philadelphia Cablevision Inc., are starting to see their monthly cable bills nearly double less than a year after the cable operator's $300 million sale to Comcast last fall. Greater Philadelphia had 79,000 residential and business customers in South Philadelphia and parts of Center City north to Susquehanna Avenue.
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