Amid the champagne and excited chatter of a New Year's Eve party in San Francisco, 8:55pm rolled around. A friend eagerly suggested, "Let's watch the ball drop in Times Square!" The host apologetically stated, "I don't have live TV. I cut the cord a couple of years ago."
Letters were sent on Friday to Verizon, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable.
The move is part of Altice's aggressive expansion in the U.S. market.