MSG Network Warns Of Potential Comcast Blackout

With the curtain set to go up on the NBA and NHL season, MSG Network is alerting viewers that it is nearing a potential blackout on Comcast Xfinity cable systems in New Jersey and Connecticut. Comcast, though it is the No. 1 U.S. cable operator, has virtually no customers in New York City, but a healthy six-figure number of them in the suburbs are at risk of losing service.

Viacom Says Chs. Could Go Dark On DirecTV

Viacom says in a blog post that DirecTV’s 20 million subscribers could lose its 26 channels — including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central — at midnight tonight unless there’s more progress in their talks for a new carriage deal.