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NY Knicks, NJ Devils Off Air in Time Warner/MSG Dispute

Published on January 03, 2012

Time Warner Cable and MSG Network are blaming one another for a basketball and hockey blackout. Time Warner complains that it had agreed to a 6.5% hike in retransmission fees, but MSG upped the rate to 53%. “We hope the fans will remind MSG that in these economic times, no one can afford to pay 53% more for their channel,” Time Warner Senior VP Mike Angus told The Associated Press. The standoff means Time Warner subscribers will miss 15 Knicks games, 9 Rangers games and 11 Devils games in January, according to MSG. The standoff affects 1.3 million Time Warner subscribers in New York City, its northern suburbs and New Jersey, writes New York Daily News. As of this writer, no hint that the companies are nearing agreement.