Uh oh.

  This can't be good.

  Cablevision is giving away on-demand movies tonight.

  For free.

  This isn't exactly news, because C'vision has pretty much said all afternoon - free movies tonight! - but we did finally get the press release, and there's this nugget: It hired former Page Six editor Paula Froelich to live blog the Oscars. 

  Good for very knowledgeable wise-cracker Paula. She should make this interesting.

  But this does suggest Cablevision doesn't expect a signal in a couple hours.

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.

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