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Cablevision Adds Fox Business Network to Lineup



sg_foxbusinessCablevision Systems Corp will distribute News Corp’s Fox Business Network in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Fox said on Thursday.

The business channel, which News Corp started in order to compete with General Electric-owned CNBC, will start appearing on November 19 on channel 106 for Cablevision subscribers, Fox Business said in a statement.

Fox Business Network will be available to about 3 million Cablevision customers, a Cablevision spokesman said.

“We’re pleased to welcome Cablevision as our newest Fox Business affiliate and look forward to providing the essential and up-to-the-minute breaking business news to the greater New York area,” Tim Carry, FBN’s senior vice president of affiliate relations, said in a statement.

The new agreement will expand FBN’s reach into New York’s surrounding area, including Long Island, Westchester, Fairfield and Bergen counties.

“We are pleased to make FOX Business Network available to our iO TV digital cable customers in both standard definition and HD,” John Trierweiler, Cablevision’s senior vice president of product management, said in a statement.

The announcement comes just over a month after FBN, which launched in October 2007, began simulcasting radio personality Don Imus on the channel.
Deals with Time Warner Cable and now Cablevision, give FBN a presence in the country’s largest DMA, an important addition, given its high concentration of financial professionals. Outside New York City, parts of northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut and Long Island are also covered.

Satellite carriers DirecTV and DISH also offer the channel.

FOX Business Network is a 24-hour cable financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms impacting both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York City, FBN is available in major markets across the United States with bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Washington DC.

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