Comcast, Time Warner Eye Sports Tiers


Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable are talking with Cablevision Systems
Corp.'s Madison Square Garden Network and Fox Sports New York about moving the
two regional sports networks to a premium sports tier as early as this summer,
according to sources close to the situation.

The new deal would resemble the Yankees Entertainment & Sports
Network-Cablevision deal in that MSGN and FSNY would be placed in a sports tier
or sold on an a-la-carte basis for around $1.95, sources said.

Also similar to the YES-Cablevision deal, the MSOs would pay MSGN and Fox
Sports licensing fees for at least 51 percent of their