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Time Warner gets Knicks, other MSG games back

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Feb 2012 21:22 User comments (2)

Time Warner gets Knicks, other MSG games back Last month, after years of negotiations, 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.

Today, after an over one month blackout, over 1 million Time Warner subscribers will get to watch their sports again.

The companies did not disclose the terms, but the blackout has been lifted as of tonight's matchup between the Knicks and the New Orleans Hornets.

The two companies did not disclose specific terms of agreement.

Brean Murray analyst Todd Mitchell says Time Warner likely paid a premium to get the deal in place, thanks in part to the new Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, who rose from last spot on the bench to starting and averaging over 20 points per game and 7 assists. "At this point given the phenomenon of the situation that is Jeremy Lin, I don't think they had much choice," said the analyst, via Reuters.

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2 user comments

117.2.2012 22:03

I like how Jeremy Lin is taking away some of the media attention away from that fruit loop Tim Tebow.


217.2.2012 22:51

Originally posted by pensfan12:
I like how Jeremy Lin is taking away some of the media attention away from that fruit loop Tim Tebow.
Indeed. The bible belt Christian right wingers just lurve Tebow like he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. Y'all, I go to church wearing my .45 ASP in the name of our savior.

Not a Knicks fan but Lin sure is selling a lot of tickets while almost doubling the price of a ticket.

"If Jesus saves, well he better save himself from the glory glory seekers who use his name in death." "Oh, Jesus same me!"

Hymn 43
Jethro Tull

Jeff

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