Verizon reminds FCC it wants MSG in HD

Verizon, it seems, is getting a bit tired of waiting to get high definition content from Cablevision Systems MSG and MSG Plus channels. The carrier is complaining, according to MultiChannel News, that the FCC still hasn't done anything about its program access request filed in July of last year.

"Each day that the FCC doesn't act is another day that FiOS subscribers are being prevented from watching their favorite sports teams in HD, and all customers in the marketplace are denied a more meaningful choice in video providers who can offer the content that people want," Verizon media relations director wrote on the Verizon corporate blog.

The dispute doesn't seem to be hurting Cablevision all that much. Standard & Poor's Rating Services has upgraded the MSO's outlook to "stable" from "negative" based on signs it's "fending off its rivals" by limiting Verizon's impact on its core cable business.

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