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MSG Returning To Time Warner Cable

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

While it is not realistic that the Buffalo Sabres will be making an appearance in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, if they do make a memorable run through the end of the season and make it into the dance, fans across Western New York won’t be in the dark. 

With some urging from the governor and the State Attorney General, the two sides were able to end their impasse and come to an agreement.  Details are not available yet on when the channels will be reinserted into your lineup, but it appears as you won’t have to wait much more to see MSG reappear in your lineup. 
Speaking on terms on anonymity because the deal is not one hundred percent finalized, it appears the deal has been agreed upon in principle and is a long term deal. 

With a deal in place, Time Warner customers who stayed on with the cable provider will once again see Buffalo Sabres hockey, and will be able to see other programming that they have missed out upon in the seven week blackout period.  There is going to be a press conference with Andrew Cuomo (governor of NY) and the top brass of MSG (James Dolan, executive chairman) and Time Warner Cable (Glenn Britt, chief executive). 

According to the New York Post, City Council Speaker Chrtine Quinn sent letters to the two companies demanding that a deal be done within the next two weeks, the city was going to hold hearings and request that both parties explain themselves to the public.  It appears that the power of the New York Knicks and Jeremy Lin were enough to get the two sides together, if the powerful New York Rangers run wasn’t enough. 

I never thought pressure from Buffalo would push the two into dealing with each other, but being that MSG is the powerhouse that MSG is in NYC, that a deal would be pushed through.

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