ALBANY – Millions of dollars are headed back to the bank accounts of New Yorkers who were charged for live sports programming last year, despite the events being cancelled.
New York Attorney General Letitia James says nearly four million cable and satellite subscribers across the state will receive roughly $76 million in rebates.
These come in the form of refunds, rebates and credits.
In April of last year, James sent letters to seven major cable and satellite providers, demanding that they reduce or eliminate fees for live sports programming.
“No one should be forced to pay for something they aren’t receiving, especially during a pandemic that has impacted the finances of millions across our state,” said James in a statement. “I’m glad that these seven cable and satellite companies are doing the right thing by delivering substantial relief to consumers.”
It’s not clear how much each individual customer will get.