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TWC, Comcast to Form Mets Network

Oct 12, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Time Warner Cable and Comcast Corp. are joining with the New York Mets to form a new regional sports network. Financial terms were not disclosed. The new as yet unnamed channel will be managed by Comcast and will obtain the rights to televise up to 125 regular season Mets games. It will also air preseason games and other feature programming and video-on-demand content. The network will telecast all home games and some away games in high-definition TV. Mets games have been carried on Fox Sports New York and the Madison Square Garden network, which are managed by a unit of Cablevision Systems. Cablevision lost the rights to New York Yankee games in 2001 when the YES Network was established, and there was an ugly battle before Cablevision agreed to carry YES. A battle over the Mets channel is a possibility.