Time Warner And MSG Network Resolve Blackout Dispute
On the heels of the astonishing rise of Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks, Time Warner Cable and the MSG network reportedly resolved their longstanding dispute Friday.
Two anonymous sources with knowledge of the resolution informed The New York Times that Governor Cuomo will announce the end to the blackout Friday afternoon.
The 48-day standoff saw its first negotiations since December earlier this week. The two organizations reached the settlement at the insistence of public officials including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, state attorney general Eric Schneiderman, and Governor Cuomo.
The unprecedented blackout began on January 1 and frustrated many sports fans throughout the region. As Lin's phenomenal play with the Knicks took off, New Yorkers have voiced their anger and confusion to network executives, as they struggled to find venue in order to view games.