MASN blasts Time Warner for adding the Big 10 Network

Posted by Andy Durham on September 30, 2008 at 2:34 pm under Uncategorized | 6 Comments to Read

In case you haven’t noticed, Time Warner Cable recently added the Big Ten Network.

The folks at MASN noticed and fired off this press release.

Last week your cable company, Time Warner, did something they have refused to do for months:
 
They added a sports network to their cable lineup.
 
But did they turn on the local network for Major League Baseball, local college football and basketball, and other North Carolina sports programming?
 
No.
 
Time Warner cut a deal with the Big 10 Network, home of Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin collegiate sports.  
 
But while Time Warner is now televising Big Ten volleyball, they continue to black out MASN, home of 320 Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles baseball games, as well as dozens of North Carolina football and basketball games, featuring Davidson, UNC Charlotte, UNC Wilmington, Appalachian State and NC State.
 
Your neighbors with DirecTV or Dish already get to watch MASN and more than 500 live, local sporting events annually. In fact, 5 other cable and satellite operators in North Carolina carry MASN to more than 800,000 fellow Tarheels.
 
But Time Warner refuses to carry MASN, despite the fact that not one but two federal arbitrators have ordered Time Warner to carry MASN.

So if you’d rather watch the Davidson Wildcats than the Minnesota Golden Gophers, then click here to send a message to Time Warner and your local elected officials to get MASN.
 
Time Warner has taken away the national pastime for another season, but with your help and your voice, they will get the message.

Good for MASN. Time Warner has lost every ruling that has come down the pipe and they continue to deny us not one but two of our home teams. I switched to DirecTV a couple of years ago to get MASN and have helped other Orioles fans do the same.


  • NotJimMelvin said,

    GO MASN!!! I noticed the addition this weekend, and I’m still confused why we go Big Ten before MASN. Big Ten must have offered a bottom dollar price. I know Big Ten were have the same issues with cable providers last year as MASN was having. Not sure what change.

  • Bengal said,

    The reason TWC doesn’t carry MASN is that MASN is asking too much money for it. I’ll be the first to say that TWC is a greedy company but sometimes they do look out for their customers. They don’t want to increase EVERYONE’S cable bill $1-$3 dollars just so a few of us can watch MASN. Same with the NFL network and Big Ten network when it came out. It’s not worth the increase in cost for everyone when only a few get to benefit from it. If MASN really wanted us to watch they would make the price reasonable for TWC.

    And who gives a flyin’ flip about the Nationals or the Orioles. Email MASN and tell them this is Braves country!!!!

  • Bruce said,

    All MASN wants is the same deal that Time Warner gives Fox Sports South and SportsSouth. Multiple arbitrators have already found that TWC is acting competitively when it comes to how it treats the Braves channels vs. how it treats MASN because of their own financial interest in the Braves.

    And this is not just “Braves Country”. We have been an Orioles market for almost 30 years. If you want to complain about that with someone, do it to MLB. We are in the TV markets of the Braves, Orioles, Nationals and even the Reds. People should be allowed to watch their local teams, and the Orioles are as much a local team as the Braves are.

  • NotJimMelvin said,

    It Is Braves Country………….. UNC-Pembroke Braves!

    BTW GO CUBS GO!

  • J.D. Springer said,

    If you really want to watch the Orioles and Nationals play baseball on a regular basis, you’ve got bigger problems than whether or not Time Warner carries MASN.

  • tmc said,

    maybe we want to watch the teams the Orioles play. TWC is not looking out for the
    people of Greensboro.