Perhaps you should quote the rest of your post: Seems like you misread your own post if you think it had nothing to do with preventing DISH subs from viewing the content. BTW: This is the MSG thread. The deal the RSN made to get the rights to carry the team gives them rights within their own coverage area. No where else. What your suggesting is more along the lines of a local ABC affiliate who cannot agree with DISH (or any carrier you wish to name) being able to keep ABC programming from being delivered to the entire country. That affiliate only has rights to the content in their defined area. The RSN only has rights to the content in their defined area. Outside that area the rights belong to someone else (other ABC affiliate and the league, respectively). The RSN maintains leverage where MOST of their viewers actually are ... the local region. Seems fair. They didn't pay the league(s) to control carriage of pro sports outside of their region. They paid the league(s) for their region.