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Arrrrr, #Screwcable! Blackout Forces Fred Wilson to Pirate The Knicks. What Would Congress Think?


The ongoing feud between MSG Networks and Time Warner Cable means many New Yorkers can’t watch the Knicks, even if they are paying for cable. And while you can shell out extra for NBA League pass, which is supposed to let you watch every game online, Knicks games are blacked out on that service when the team is playing at home.

It’s enough to drive a respected venture capitalist to open piracy. Last night Union Square Ventures Fred Wilson, who pays for both Time Warner and NBA League Pass already, asked his legions of Twitter followers for help finding a way to watch the game. Shortly thereafter he tweeted out the picture below with the comment, “thanks everyone for your help on streaming the knicks game.Read More