Power of Lin? Time Warner, MSG End Blackout

New Yorkers can again watch Knicks, Rangers
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Power of Lin? Time Warner, MSG End Blackout
New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin reacts after scoring in a game last week.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

New Yorkers with cable can finally watch Jeremy Lin on a regular basis: MSG and Time Warner reached a deal today to end a 48-day impasse, reports the New York Times. It means the Knicks and Rangers will be on TV again. How much of a role did Linsanity play in ratcheting up pressure for a deal? Who knows, but the Times, Wall Street Journal, and especially the New York Post and Daily News all mention the Knicks star prominently in their coverage of the deal. Apparently, Gov. Cuomo had a little say in the matter, too. (Read more MSG stories.)

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