Time Warner Cable, MSG Reach Deal to End Standoff

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jeremy Lin drives past Isaiah Thomas at Madison Square Garden. (Chris Trotman/Getty)


Time Warner Cable and MSG reached a deal Friday that will restore Knicks home games to some 2 million cable customers in the New York area after a weeks-long standoff that resulted in a broadcast blackout. 

"I applaud both Mr. Dolan and Mr. Britt and their companies," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. "I thank them for being responsive to the needs of New Yorkers."

A person familiar with the matter said the buzz over Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin — who helped lead the team to seven consecutive wins — helped ramp up pressure to resolve the dispute.

MSG carries Knicks games as well as the NHL's Rangers, Islanders, Devils and Sabres. A dispute over fees has prevented Time Warner subscribers from watching since January 1.

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Comments [2]

Too much, already! All you're doing is just adding pressure on the player. Now he's not only playing for the Nicks, he's playing for NY, the USA and China/Taiwan. What happens if soon his performance level drops? You're going to come down on him like a ton of bricks?

Feb. 17 2012 10:40 PM
The Goat from Rucker Park

Lin is truly amazing! Not only is he a nice cat who can deal with rock, he's even having an effect on how major corporations do business in NYC. There is no stopping this guy.

Lin for Prez in 2020!

Feb. 17 2012 04:33 PM

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