If I was living in New York City, Long Island and the Tri-State Region, I would be an angry customer of Cablevision right now. I would not have access to my favorite TV channels since January 1st, 2010. The Canadian version of these networks are what I watched the most on TV.
The cable operator failed to negotiate acceptable rates for programming distribution rights. I read on CNNMoney.com that Food Network and HGTV combined receive less than 25 cents per subscriber. It is way too low. I understand that they want an increase.
You can demand that Food Network and HGTV be put back on the air of Cablevision by calling 866-695-BEST. It is worth a try!