The Fox network was restored to 3 million Cablevision homes late Saturday more than two weeks after the channel was blacked out.
The two companies said they were able to come to an agreement for a new distribution agreement "in principle," according to a joint statement provided to The New York Times.
Fox channels were pulled from Cablevision homes in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Oct. 16 because Fox and the cable operator failed to reach a new agreement over broadcast fees. Cablevision customers lost Fox 5 in New York and My9 in New York, Fox29 in Philadelphia and cable channels like Fox Business Network and National Geographic Channel.
The move comes just in time for Game 3 of the World Series, which is carried exclusively on Fox. However, Cablevision customers missed the first two games of the series, as well as the entire National League Championship and many other Fox prime-time programs.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This was Cablevision's third programming blackout so far this year. The cable company lost Food Network and HGTV for three weeks in January over a contract dispute. Walt Disney Company pulled ABC from Cablevision homes in March, causing customers to miss the first 15 minutes of the Academy Awards telecast.
Fox reached a separate deal on Friday with Dish Network for Fox, FX and other channels after a three-week blackout.