MSGN, TWC to Resolve Carriage Renewal Dispute

Nov 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Madison Square Garden Networks and Time Warner Cable are scheduled to meet Nov. 22 with New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer to try to resolve a long-festering carriage renewal dispute. MSGN’s regional sports networks, Madison Square Garden Network and Fox Sports New York, were taken off Time Warner Cable systems in New York over the summer, but Mr. Spitzer intervened and viewers were able to watch Mets games on Time Warner cable. That temporary extension expires next week. “We expect that our issue with Time Warner Cable will be resolved before it has any effect on our customers and fans,” MSGN said in a statement. MSGN, owned by Cablevision Systems, and Time Warner Cable, part of Time Warner, have been feuding. Last month Time Warner partnered with Comcast and the New York Mets to create a new cable channel to carry Mets games and compete with the MSG channels.