Comcast, Time Warner Mull Mets Network


Move over, Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network: The Mets Network may be coming.

Sources told Reuters Friday that Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Inc. are discussing the launch of a cable network that would air games from Major League Baseball’s New York Mets.

The network would be co-owned by three partners, including Mets owner Fred Wilpon, Reuters reported.

One source told Reuters another possibility was a link-up between the proposed Mets network with YES, which airs New York Yankees baseball games, as well as New Jersey Nets National Basketball Association contests.

The Mets exercised a right to decline extending the team’s contract with Cablevision Systems Corp. -- which currently holds the rights to broadcast Mets games through the 2005 season -- in June, paying the MSO $54 million, Reuters reported.

As part of Cablevision's contract, it had first-look rights at the venture, but it eventually declined to participate, a source told Reuters.