Knicks on TV: MSG, Time Warner finalize deal

Knicks basketball is back for 2 million Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York City. The carrier has finalized its deal with the MSG network. Fans had not been able to watch Knicks games on the network since Jan. 1. 

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New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin looks on against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of their game at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 19, 2012. Time Warner Cable and MSG finalized a deal Monday, allowing local Knicks fans to see Lin play on the network.

The owner of the New York Knicks has finalized its deal to return the NBA team's games to about 2 million Time Warner Cable subscribers in the New York area.

The Madison Square Garden Co. said Monday that it agreed to a multi-year deal under which the cable operator will carry its networks MSG, MSG+ and Fuse.

A dispute between MSG and Time Warner had left the cable subscribers unable to watch Knicks games since Jan. 1. That coincided with a media frenzy surrounding Jeremy Lin, an untested Knicks point guard who led the team to seven straight wins.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NBA Commissioner David Stern had pressured the companies to resolve their disagreement.

MSG announced the tentative deal Friday.

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