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Time-Warner NYC Loses Regional Sports Nets

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Nick, Aug 2, 2004.

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  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Time Warner NYC Loses Regional Sports Nets

    The latest programming carriage skirmish has led to the loss of two regional sports nets - MSG and Fox Sports New York - on Time Warner Cable systems serving the New York City area.

    The channels, which are controlled by Cablevision, went dark Sunday (8/1) at 12 a.m. Reports said the loss of the channels impacts more than 1.4 million New York area cable customers.

    The two channels broadcast games for New York Mets baseball as well as New York Knicks basketball and New York Rangers hockey. The skirmish also includes a third channel, Metro Channel, which carries local news.

    Prior to the shut-off, Time Warner Cable said it would provide customers a rebate of $2 a month should the channels go dark.

    SkyReport (Used with permission)
  2. MarkA

    MarkA God Bless America! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Cool, $2 off your cable bill in NY. I HATE the RSNs and ESPN because they cost so much and I never watch them. There should be a premium sports package for say $5 more a month. And cut the normal bill by the same of course.
  3. Mike Richardson

    Mike Richardson Banned User

    Jun 12, 2003
    Why is "FOX" Sports Net controlled by Cablevision?
  4. BFG

    BFG Hall Of Fame

    Jan 23, 2004
    Cable Vision owns a number of Fox Sports Nets, it's just a name. Have a look:

    FSN Bay Area
    FSN Chicago
    FSN Florida
    FSN New England
    FSN Ohio
    FSN New York
  5. TonyM

    TonyM Banned User

    Aug 14, 2003
    Weren't the above the old Sportschannel ones?
  6. Cyclone

    Cyclone Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jul 1, 2002
    This is why MSO's should not be allowed to own Channels.
  7. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    Yep all of these Rainbow owned Fox Sports Nets used to be SportsChannel, sans MSG. Fox Sports Cincy also used to be SC.

    Too bad it’s just TW NYC, not TW Syracuse and TW Rochester too, DirecTV would gain a whole load of new subscribers. I enjoy having four blackout free RSNs at my disposal. (thank you D* for carrying all four NY state RSNs and making them available in the basic programming packages, unlike the other satellite provider)
  8. mattb

    mattb Legend

    Apr 29, 2002
    Glad to see Time Warner stand up.. Glad to see Charlie is not the only one willing to tell these expensive cable channel opreators that customers want fair rates.
  9. JohnL

    JohnL Icon

    Apr 1, 2002

    I don't know about Time Warner Syracuse, but Time Warner Rochester has removed MSG and Fox Sports New York. This is great news for the sports fan (NOT) as of now there is NO platform in our area to get all of the regional sports rights we COULD receive on any other platform other than DirecTV. TW now doesn't carry MSG or FOX Sports NY, and Dish Network doesn't carry YES.

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