I have to admit, when in December I saw people standing around Time Warner Center (at Columbus Circle here in NYC) with signs protesting a future “break” of Time Warner with MSG, I didn’t think much of it. Although I am a Time Warner customer, I thought for sure they wouldn’t or couldn’t be that stupid…that a midnight deal would be at hand certainly.
Of course, I was wrong. On January 1, 2012, MSG went dark on Time Warner. Not to fret, the channel wasn’t totally dead, but they introduced an NBA channel. I guess that was a double-whammy for me: I don’t like basketball all that much, and they screwed me with my hockey.
I wasn’t totally hopeless. For the most part, Time Warner did what it was supposed to do, and I figured they wouldn’t be gone long. We’re more than half-way into the month, and still nada. I haven’t been able to find much headway into how the negotiations are, but at the end of the day, I haven’t felt more screwed as a customer. I pay you, goddammit. You should bring me what I need. If you think about it, look at what these asses are arguing about: MONEY. Like sports/entertainment/media channels or owners are hurting for that.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…and taking away her hockey games to boot. I took matters into my own hands, and in a few hours, I will be a new RCN customer. This has SNY, MSG and MLB and everything a gal for all seasons could possibly want. With their three-year locked in prices, I wonder what took me so damn long to switch over.
Well, Time Warner, it was nice knowing ya. You really didn’t give me though what I need or anything over the top that no one else can provide. So take your little WAR with MSG and stick it. You lost a customer, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Now if only our owner would stop making claims about Stanley Cups. After all, it’s something of a tease when a majority of your fanbase cannot watch the games on TV because you and other cable owners are too much of an asshole to get stuff done.