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Cablevision to Charge Customers Sports Fee in Cable Packages

Cablevision Systems Corp., the fifth-largest U.S. cable operator, will charge its customers an additional $2.98-a-month fee to pay for the rising cost of sports.

The surcharge will begin April 1, the company said in an e-mailed statement. Cablevision has about 3 million TV customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and parts of Pennsylvania.