Scripps Finds Way Around Cablevision Blackout in N.Y. TVWeek
New York metropolitan-area viewers who missed Food Network's telecast of "Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event" Sunday night due to the ongoing dispute between parent Scripps Networks Interactive and Cablevision will have another chance to see the highly-rated program.
Scripps is teaming up with two local TV stations, WPIX-TV in New York and WTXX-TV in Hartford, Conn., to broadcast an encore presentation of the two-hour special Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.
New York fans of Scripps' HGTV network will also get to see "HGTV Dream Home 2010 Tour" in a special WPIX airing Jan. 8 at 3 p.m.
Some 3.1 million subscribers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut lost access to both HGTV and Food Network Jan. 1 when Scripps pulled its programming from the cable provider while negotiating a new contract.
-- Tom Gilbert