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02-23-2014, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
I can't see how fragmenting all of the local sports coverage is going to be profitable in the long run. It is one thing if you are the Yankees and to a lesser extent, the Lakers. But do the Dodgers pull in enough revenue from TV year to year that it is worth the overhead of starting your own network? I think you run the risk of people saying "f it". I also heard a la carte cable was on the horizon. At least that is what the guy at charter said when I told him I'd like to cancel all my channels excet NBCSN, Fox Sports and NHL Network. Quite frankly, I'm ready to get rid of it all and just start streaming Kings games. I pay $125 a month for 300 channels I don't watch.
You don't think they researched it going in?

The Dodgers got an $8 Billion deal for 25 years of TV rights. ($320M Annually)

The Dodgers are a brand akin to the Yankees and Lakers, the Dodgers draw better than the Yankees most years, fwiw.

The Angels got $3 Billion over 20 years sticking with FSN. ($150M Annually)

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