Jets owner Woody Johnson has contacted Fox TV and Cablevision about the dispute that could prevent the Jets' game against the Packers this Sunday from airing on Cablevision's system for its 3 million subscribers. The news was released this evening on a blog on the Jets' official website.
Here is Johnson's statement:
"Today I spoke with Cablevision and News Corporation about the importance of broadcasting our game this Sunday. Both companies acknowledged the passion of our fans and their desire to watch the game. If a resolution cannot be reached, I hope that they can set aside their differences to air our game against the Packers.
"When negotiations reached a critical juncture on Friday, Oct. 15, Fox, owned by News Corp., at midnight pulled its programming from Cablevision and the signal has yet to resume. As a result, more than 3 million Cablevision subscribers across the region have missed 12 days of sports and entertainment, including the football Giants' home game against the Lions two Sundays ago."