The New York Daily News has obtained a tape of a Cablevision representative telling an upset customer that he can watch the MLB playoffs on an illegal website:
In a sign of how nasty things are getting, one Fox employee who is also a Cablevision customer taped his conversation with a customer service rep, The News learned.
“Is there anyplace I can get these games?” the Long Island-based customer asks.
The rep first suggests the customer try adjusting his HD set, which would allow him to legally get the Fox signal over the air.
The rep then goes on to give out two websites where the customer might find the events. The sites do not have the right to broadcast games.
“You can watch them online,” the rep says. “You know about that?”
“They pretty much have all the games,” he says, repeating the site URL. “This is one I got in an email from here.
“Thank God for the Internet, right?” the rep says.
Thank God … oh wait, I mean, how dare they!
This is just the latest in an ugly dispute between News Corp. and Cablevision with no relief in sight before the first pitch of the Fall Classic.