As a result of the Fox-Cablevision programming fee dispute, the Major Leauge Baseball NLCS has been blacked out to all Cablevision providers. The series pits the Philadelphia Phillies against the San Francisco Giants to see who will move on to the World Series. The American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers is being shown on TBS, which is extremely fortunate for Cablevision and the New York area customers who root for the Yankees.
Still, Cablevision customers are currently unable to watch the NLCS to see who the Yankees would play if they win the next two games against the Rangers.
Have no fear.
The FCC has stepped in to make sure Cablevision subscribers got their baseball updates. During Game 3 of the NLCS, the FCC posted the following updates on Twitter:
There you have it. Although the FCC has not taken sides between Cablevision and Fox, they seem to be very simpathetic of the plight of Cablevision's baseball fans.