According to multiple sources, the Dodgers have reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable on a new television broadcasting deal. This comes after several months of negotiations between the club and their current carrier, Fox Sports. The deal has not been announced by the team nor TWC, though the plan is expected to be submitted to Major League Baseball in the near future.
Dayn Perry, of CBS Sports, reports that the deal could be worth as much as $7 billion and bring the club roughly $250 million annually. Perry also reports that most of the revenue generated by the new station would be sheltered from MLB's revenue sharing system, thanks in large part to a court decision during Frank McCourt's tenure as owner. While details have not been made public as of yet, the deal will be the largest in sports history.
There is some conflicting information regarding control of the channel. Alex Sherman and Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg report that the Dodgers' regional sports netowrk (RSN) will be a partnership, with TWC running the network and selling advertising. However, Bill Shaikin and Joe Flint of the LA Times state that the Dodgers are expected to control the new venture. The deal is expected to be announced Thursday, with details sure to follow.
Dodgers/ TWC Have TV Deal
Scout Top Stories
Four Auburn Players Arrested for MarijuanaSophomores Byron Cowart, Carlton Davis III, Ryan Davis and Jeremiah Dinson were arrested at 11 p.m. Saturday night for marijuana possession in the second degree.
Tested: 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-SportForm meets function in Lexus' sleek new SUV.
Scout Gear Review9:38 AM
#Get2TheGame: V.J. KingAmerican Family Insurance provides an inside look at V.J. King, a Louisville commit from Fairfax, VA.
Consensus NFL draft grades: AFCIn a survey of three national web sites heavily involved in assessing the NFL draft, we find the consensus winners and losers from the weekend.
Scout NFL Network2:16 PM