Since New Year’s Day, many local sports fans have lived with a disturbing reality: they cannot watch the Knicks, the Rangers, the Devils and the Islanders play on the MSG and MSG Plus networks.
And fans in the Buffalo market cannot tune in to the wildly popular Sabres on MSG.
The blackout is a result of a dispute that led to the disappearance of the MSG channels on Time Warner Cable, which has 1.7 million customers in the New York metropolitan region and upstate. After 11 days, there appears to be little hope for a quick resolution — even as the Rangers hold the best record in the N.H.L. and the Knicks are on a four-game winning streak that has put them at 6-4.