ket RSN's moving to HD Premium Tier
11-09-2010 11:14:35 AM
Uverse could offer them $10 per sub and they still wouldn't sell it to them. It's about subscribers to the cable service not viewers for MSG.
I disagree that it's about subscribers to the cable service. It's about money. MSG HD has been missing from U-Verse for a long time, so any customer who really wants this channel has already switched to Cablevision. Cablevision can't pick up any more customers over MSG HD.
If Cablevision grants AT&T redistribution rights, then Cablevision potentially loses some customers. They have to weigh the loss of those customers vs. the gain in revenue from whatever AT&T wants to pay them for it. If there's more money to be made by licensing to AT&T, then they'll do it.