By: Jeff Simmermon at 09:20 am
We’ve got a little good holiday news for sports fans — our carriage of the New England Sports Network will continue uninterrupted.
From the official press release (linked text goes to the whole thing):
Time Warner Cable announced today that it has reached a long-term agreement for continued carriage of New England Sports Network (NESN). The agreement includes Time Warner Cable’s customers in NESN’s six state New England territory and customers outside New England who receive NESN National on Time Warner Cable’s Sports Pass in areas such as the Carolinas, Ohio and Wisconsin. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
What’s the most interesting about this story is what DIDN’T happen. The deal got done amicably, quietly, and well before the deadline. There was no brinksmanship, no posturing, and no expensive smear campaigns designed to frighten the people that enjoy the network. Sure, it’s short on drama. But it’s long on dignity.
America sees enough of this from its government. We’ve pretty much had enough of it — nobody wants it from their TV networks, too.
We just hope someone at MSG Networks takes notice.