Raissman writes that part of the issue lies within MSG's deal with Cablevision:
When Dolan has his MSG programmer hat on he reads from a different script. Now it’s all about the great value MSG and MSG+ have in the marketplace and how TWC “should pay what other top cable operators are paying.” Among those “top operators” is Cablevision. So in that case Dolan can set the price for the MSG Networks and “agree” Cablevision will pay it. This, no doubt, affects the average price of the MSG Networks among all cable systems.That certainly has an impact on things. It has been a week and three Knicks games and two Rangers games have been missed so I think that we could be in this for the long haul. I had hoped that after the first Knicks game something would happen, but now it seems like a politician or someone with some power will need to step in. No one that I know has switched, do you know anyone who has?