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Time Warner and MSG nowhere near a deal on content

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2012 15:44 User comments (5)

Time Warner and MSG nowhere near a deal on content After years of negotiations, earlier this month, MSG was removed from Time Warner Cable's lineup leaving sports fans in New York without Knicks, Rangers, Sabres, Devils or Islanders games.
The two companies had been fighting over how much MSG should be paid and each had an ad campaign blasting the other side. MSG was asking for a 53 percent price increase for their sports programming. Both companies continue to negotiate, but for the New Year, cable subscribers are left with nothing but a blacked out channel.

Today, sources close to the situation tell the NYP that the sides are nowhere close to an agreement.

Confirmed by an MSG spokesman: "We have had no meaningful discussions in over a month and remain miles apart."

MSG is urging consumers to switch cable providers, but unfortunately many in New York City do not have any other options. If you are not in an area with Cablevision or Verizon FioS, Time Warner has a complete monopoly.

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5 user comments

122.1.2012 17:17

what? cable companies have a monopoly?!? obviously in the free market economy someone will see the need and readily provide it for them.......

222.1.2012 20:19

MSG are the bad guys here. Ever see the ads for exclusive HD ads of NY sports? it's bc they refused to license HD. Verizon had to sue cable vision to get access to those Hs channels. Cablevision is more than happy to not offer MSG to time Warner customers

322.1.2012 20:20

MSG are the bad guys here. Ever see the ads for exclusive HD ads of NY sports? it's bc they refused to license HD. Verizon had to sue cable vision to get access to those Hs channels. Cablevision is more than happy to not offer MSG to time Warner customers

422.1.2012 21:46

Bad guys vs bad guys...shame for the customers, still.

523.1.2012 13:27

MSG still fights will DISH. HOw can I change providers? MSG is greedy. Plain and simple.

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