Happening now, we’re learning from the New York Times’ Richard Sandomir that the seven week stalemate between MSG Network and Time Warner Cable is finally over.
At the end of 2011, MSG Network went dark on Time Warner systems after carriage talks broke down. For the last seven weeks, fans of the Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and New York Rangers have had to scramble to find alternate methods of watching their favorite teams. And as the Jeremy Lin phenomenon took shape over the last two weeks, the calls to get a deal done got even louder.
Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand says while an agreement has not been formally signed, it’s expected that tonight’s Knicks game against Charlotte will be seen by Time Warner customers in New York and the same should hold true for Montreal-Buffalo in Western New York.
Richard reports this is not a stopgap measure.
At least New York subscribers won’t have to go without MSG any longer.