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Scripps Channnels Black on Cablevision

3 million households in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut affected by fees battle

Chris Birckhead came home Tuesday night hoping that his TiVo had recorded “Chopped,” his favorite show on the Food Network. Instead, it had recorded a looped commercial from Cablevision, his cable provider, saying the network’s owner, Scripps, had taken his show away.

About 3 million cable households in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been affected by a bitter argument between the cable provider and Scripps Networks over how much Cablevision subscribers should pay for the Food Network and HGTV.

The feud has already dragged on for almost a week.

Read more at the New York Times.