Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, April 04, 2014

Time Warner Cable says talks with DirecTV for Dodgers channel are over

With more than 1.2 million subscribers in Los Angeles, DirecTV has an almost 30% share of the market. Not having DirecTV on board is a big blow to the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable, which launched the channel in February.
No other major area distributors have been signed by Time Warner Cable, but Witmer said negotations with them are ongoing. About 70% of the market is without access to Dodgers games.
DirecTV has previously indicated that the price Time Warner Cable is seeking for the Dodgers is excessive and that it wants to sell SportsNet LA on an individual or a la carte basis.
Time Warner Cable has countered that its price is reasonable and that no regional sports networks, including those owned by DirecTV, are offered a la carte.

Time Warner throws down the gauntlet. With sole possession of Dodger games do they win the market or lose big money on their contract?

Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 04, 2014 at 02:03 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Phil Birnbaum
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(2892 - 12:01am, May 31)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-30-16
(99 - 11:45pm, May 30)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 23: Baseball owners hear from Democratic, Republican strategists
(1494 - 11:37pm, May 30)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Gonfalon CubsRegression and Perspective
(20 - 11:18pm, May 30)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogDid the Tigers throw games in 1917 to help the White Sox win the pennant?
(7 - 11:17pm, May 30)
Last: bbmck

Sox TherapyMore About Guys Who Are Not Major Leaguers
(26 - 9:53pm, May 30)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogRoyals rally to top White Sox for series sweep | MLB.com
(5 - 9:48pm, May 30)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

Sox TherapyFeeling A Draft
(5 - 8:52pm, May 30)
Last: Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate')

NewsblogStew Thornley's macabre adventure: Visiting every dead baseball Hall of Famer's grave
(57 - 8:36pm, May 30)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogMLB has lost its way with replay, Chase Utley Rule
(57 - 8:35pm, May 30)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogCardinals notes: Punishment for hacking 'unlikely' before this June's draft | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
(8 - 7:56pm, May 30)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogPadres discussing potential James Shields trade with White Sox | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(24 - 5:05pm, May 30)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogYu Darvish wins in return to Major Leagues | MLB.com
(10 - 4:13pm, May 30)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogWade Boggs feels ‘back home’ as Red Sox retire his No. 26 at Fenway Park
(72 - 3:12pm, May 30)
Last: BDC

NewsblogRyan Braun out with neck injury vs. Reds | MLB.com
(1 - 2:52pm, May 30)
Last: Spahn Insane: bowing to King of Effortless

Page rendered in 0.1030 seconds
45 querie(s) executed