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Comcast, YES Network in dispute ... and Nets go dark


As of midnight, sports fans in one million homes served by Comcast won't be able to watch the YES Network... and unless there's a quick resolution, Nets fans in New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania won't be able to watch the Nets and Hornets Wednesday night.

YES has set up a website to explain its issue with Comcast and help viewers find alternate means of watching Wednesday's game and others in the future.

Talks on a new carriage agreement between Comcast and the Fox Sports-owned YES network broke down Tuesday, leading Comcast to pull the plug on the channel that airs the Yankees, Nets and the NYC Football Club.

YES is asking for a 33 percent fee increase, sources close to the talks told The New Yor Post. Comcast, without disclosing the price that was being sought, called the demand by YES "not acceptable."

How long will Comcast viewers be without coverage of the Nets?  No one is saying, but similar disputes have gone on for weeks or even months.

YES Network continues to be available on Time Warner Cable and Cablevision in the New York area.