Madison Square Garden Networks televises New York Knicks games and games for four NHL teams – the New Rangers, Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres. Unfortunately, fans in those markets may not be able to watch their teams on TV much longer. According to Madison Square Garden via ESPN New York, Time Warner Cable may drop MSG from its television lineup after the new year.
"We have been attempting to negotiate a new agreement with Time Warner Cable for close to two years, and are simply asking them to pay fair and reasonable rates that are consistent with what other providers pay for our programming - nothing more," Michael Bair, president, MSG Media, said in a release. "Unfortunately, Time Warner Cable is not interested in reaching a fair agreement, and, in fact, is not interested in conducting productive negotiations on behalf of its customers. Because of that, we suggest that our customers switch providers before Time Warner Cable pulls MSG's networks off its systems."
The agreement between Time Warner and MSG expires December 31, so expect MSG to be dropped if an agreement is not reached within the next two weeks.