Full press release here http://newscenter.verizon.com/proact....vtml?id=93328
Verizon Seeks FCC Intervention to Free Cablevision's Stranglehold on Sports Programming
Cablevision's Anti-Competitive Behavior in New York and Massachusetts Runs Afoul of 1992 Cable Consumer Protection Act
March 21, 2006
Brian Blevins, 202-515-2515
Sharon Cohen-Hagar, 214-789-7134
WASHINGTON - Stymied by extended stonewalling by Cablevision Systems Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Rainbow Media Holdings, Verizon has filed a formal program access complaint with the Federal Communications Commission to secure Rainbow's sports programming for Verizon's FiOS TV customers in New York and New England.
For more than a year, despite repeated requests to negotiate by Verizon, Rainbow has refused to begin to negotiate a carriage agreement for Fox Sports Network New York, Fox Sports Network New England and Madison Square Garden Network - all controlled by Rainbow.
If you read down the release NESN is in there as well?
Rainbow also operates and owns a 50 percent interest in a regional sports network that holds rights to produce and show games of the Boston Celtics, among other teams in the Boston area.