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Cablevision: The Only Cable Company Netflix Really Loves

Netflix first made waves by agreeing to pay Comcast to carry its traffic, then launched a public offensive last week in a bid to avoid future payments to Internet service providers that might see the video streaming giant as a tempting new source of revenue.

Verizon Communications and Comcast have been the two huge ISPs playing hardball with Netflix so far, but there’s one broadband peddler unabashedly adored by Reed Hastings and company: Cablevision Systems. Last week the Netflix chief executive officer singled out Cablevision for kudos in his broadside about the perils of weak net neutrality rules in the U.S.