Posted January 2, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports

TWC cancels MSG Channel

@SportsBata ..nuff said

After two years of contract disputes and weeks of strange TV adverstisements, Time Warner Cable has cut Madison Square Garden from its network. MSG wanted to charge a higher rate than TWC was willing to afford. This is unfortunate for #Knicks fans and #Rangers fans who subscribe to TWC. Check out their statements, and one of the funny ads below!

“We are disappointed that MSG and MSG Plus will be dropped from Time Warner Cable’s lineup,” said Michael Bair, president of MSG Media, in a New Year’s Eve press release.

“All we have asked is for Time Warner Cable to value our programming in the same way as other TV providers — nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately, they rejected every offer we made to them for almost two years.”

Meanwhile, Time Warner Cable said in an emailed statement, “The decision to remove their programming from our lineup rests entirely with MSG. By making that decision well in advance of the deadline, MSG has again shown that they are more interested in holding New York sports fans hostage than in negotiating a deal.” – foxsports