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LIN DRAWING RECORD RATINGS FOR MSG CHANNEL

February 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The MSG Network scored its highest ratings in history on Friday and Monday, all seemingly the courtesy of New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. Friday’s telecast (Knicks vs. Hornets) drew 541,000 viewers, while Sunday’s chalked up 783,000. According to TVbythe Numbers.com, those figures were boosted in the final periods to 1.02 million and 937,000 respectively. […]

FIRED ESPN EDITOR APOLOGIZES FOR “CHINK IN THE ARMOR” HEADLINE

February 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The ESPN editor who was fired for using “chink in the armor” in a headline about New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin insisted on Monday that he was not looking for a pun based on Lin’s race when he wrote it. Anthony Federico told the New York Daily News “This had nothing to do with […]

CABLE BLACKOUT MAY NAPSTERIZE TV

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While no progress was reported in the stalled talks between the MSG cable network and distributor Time Warner Cable — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expected to meet with the two sides sometime this week — it is becoming clear that with a little Internet savvy, New Yorkers can access MSG’s telecasts of […]

MSG CABLE CHANNEL YANKED FROM TIME WARNER CABLE

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The MSG cable channel went dark on Time Warner Cable Sunday night as the two sides failed to reach a new license fee agreement. The result is that 2.3 million Time Warner Cable customers in parts of New York City and the upstate area are now unable to watch the New York Knicks’ basketball games, […]

ANALYST PUZZLED BY MSG’S ADS IN BATTLE WITH TIME WARNER

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of its ongoing battle with Time Warner Cable over carriage fees, the MSG cable sports network serving the New York area is distributing flyers and buying ads notifying TWC subscribers that they may not be able to watch New York Knicks basketball games beginning Jan. 1 and urging them to switch to rival […]

ESPN TO AIR 14 NBA GAMES IN 3D

October 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN intends to broadcast eight regular-season NBA games and six playoff games in 3D, tipping off on December 17th with the Miami Heat-New York Knicks game from Madison Square Garden in New York. It will be the first NBA contest ever to be carried on cable TV, although ESPN has carried a handful of soccer, […]