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11-19-2004, 01:44 PM
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Fletch
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I think at this point...

Time Warner's using some leverage in the fact that the Rangers aren't playing, the Devils aren't playing and the Islanders aren't playing, in addition to waning Knicks interest and the possibility of losing the Mets during the timeframe in which the contract would be signed to not give Cablevision its increase. Heck, I wouldn't either. It could be a decent blow to Cablevision. 2.3 million subscribers @ $2.90 per month is $80 million per year. Now i'm not familiar with the broadcast model, but I don't think it costs a lot for Cablevision to allow the programs to be aired on additional networks (meaning the incremental above normal programming costs is not much), so that annual amount has a high profit margin, I believe.

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