Richard Sandomir at the New York Times reports that after 11 days of MSG being blacked out on Time Warner Cable, there appears to be little hope for a quick resolution between the two sides…
“The two sides agree on little in a nasty squabble that has focused on what Time Warner Cable will pay MSG to carry the two regional sports networks in a new contract. MSG says that the cable operator, the nation’s second largest, has rejected all of its proposals for two years. Time Warner Cable says that MSG has twice reneged on a 6.5 percent rate increase and that its final demand was for a 53 percent boost.”
Sandomir added on twitter that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been talking with both sides to hopefully workout a deal.
To help Time Warner customers who can’t watch their Blueshirts, MSG & the Rangers will be hosting two viewing parties tonight starting at 7pm…
– Bling Pig, 233 East 14th Street, New York, NY
– Wolf’s 111 Restaurant & Games, 111 Wolf Road, Albany NY
…while I appreciate the Rangers and MSG providing a place for deserted Rangers fans to watch the game, I’m sure most of them would rather be watching from the comforts of their living room or their neighborhood watering hole.