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Time Warner Cable Spokesperson: 'It's Not Going To Be Us That Pulls The Switch' On MSG

Time Warner Cable had some more strong words for MSG on Monday. Late last week, the network accused the cable company of threatening to pull the networks MSG and MSG Plus from its programming lineup. Time Warner responded through its director of digital communications, Jeff Simmermon, on their blog:

That line about us threatening to yank MSG networks is covered in flies and still steaming. As a matter of fact, we issued an open letter to MSG Networks and made a public pledge not to disrupt the NHL and NBA seasons for our customers. (TW Cable

Time Warner maintains that the decision will be up to MSG on whether or not the network remains part of the TWC programming lineup.

That's where we are right now. If MSG vanishes, it's not going to be us that pulls the switch - MSG will cease beaming their signals to the satellites that serve our customers. If it's up to us, we're going to settle this behind the scenes like a bunch of grownups. (TW Cable

MSG currently carries games for the New York Knicks and four NHL teams - The New York Islanders, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres.

The agreement between Time Warner and MSG expires December 31.

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