After 11 days of a blackout for viewers of MSG and MSG Plus networks on Time Warner Cable, there appears to be little chance of a resolution any time soon, reports The New York Times.
The blackout comes as the New York Rangers have the best record in the NHL and the NBA’s New York Knicks are on a winning streak, the piece notes. The blackout means that 1.7 million customers in the New York City area and upstate New York aren’t able to watch the teams on cable, the story says.
“I’m paying Time Warner $150 a month, and I’m thinking of cutting the cord,” said Knicks fan Amit Klein, who lives in Brooklyn, according to the story. He called the feud "frustrating when you’re paying so much" and added that he recently watched a game on a pirate Web site.
MSG is asking fans to switch to DirecTV, RCN or Verizon FiOS, while offering viewing parties in different cities to allow fans to watch the games, the piece notes.