FCC Chairman To Fox & Cablevision: ‘Time For Petty Gamesmanship Is Over’

Former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who was the original wimp when it comes to broadband reclassification.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowkski may want to lock the top execs of Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) and News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). in a room until they agree to a deal that puts Fox stations back on the air for 3 million subscribers but that’s not in his mandate. Tuesday afternoon he did the next best thing — at least for now; he got on the phone to urge News Corp COO Chase Carey and Cablevision CEO Jimmy Dolan to work it out. Then he went public with his frustration, chastising the two companies in a brief, but scathing statement:

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