Great news for many NYC TV viewers —- cloudy looking Rangers games and “Survivor” re-runs are headed your way. From the NY Post’s Phil Mushnick.
The dispute that kept OLN’s NHL cablecasts off Cablevision systems has been resolved.
Cablevision’s digital basic subscribers thus will be able to watch Monday’s Canadiens-Rangers, as well as the rest of OLN’s regular-season telecasts and exclusive Stanley Cup playoff telecasts, including the first two games of the finals. OLN will no longer be sold by Cablevision within a $4.95 per month digital tier package.
OLN is owned by Comcast, which, with Time-Warner and the Mets, will this spring launch SportsNet New York, the Mets’ new cable TV home. Met rights previously were owned by Cablevision.
The NHL/OLN- Cablevision settlement, however, does not indicate that Cablevision will be any more willing to clear the Mets’ new station than it was when it lost Yankee rights to YES.