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03-19-2013, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by scotchex View Post
You can't understand MLB's TV situation if you ignore the local cable deals. Just looking at the national broadcasts is an apples and oranges comparison.

Didn't the Dodgers just sign a $7B/25 year local cable deal in LA? I think the Lakers only got $3B for 20 years. Amazing that the Dodgers, who haven't won a pennant in 25 years, get almost 2x as much local revenue as the perennial NBA superpower Lakers.
I don't watch the NBA or MLB and know very little about cable vs national deals but the NBA plays 72 games and MLB plays 162. In addition to that I would bet the Lakers lose more games to the national broadcaster than the Dodgers do.

All things being equal (no games lost to national broadcasts), the Dodgers get ~$43 Million per broadcast while Lakers get ~$41 Million per broadcast. Of course that doesn't include the fact that the Dodgers deal is for a Dodgers channel...TWC gets more than just the games...they get all the extra programming they can broadcast on the channel that is Dodger related.

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