When the Dodgers and Spectrum (then-Time Warner Cable) stuck a record-setting $8.35 billion deal over 25 years to create SportsNet LA, the exclusive home of Dodgers games back in 2013, a large majority of fans were suddenly shut out.
Gone were the days of being able to see the Dodgers and hear Vin Scully call games on KCAL 9 or on Fox Sports West. Major TV providers such as DirecTV and Dish refused to pay Spectrum’s high pricetag, and suddenly 70% of the LA market did not have access to see the Dodgers on TV. The team has alienated a large portion of their fanbase over the last six years with their Spectrum deal, but a new opportunity has arisen for the Dodgers to make things right.
Big changes coming for how we can watch MLB games online. Teams getting their own digital rights back – which could be ideal for Dodgers fans shut out of games for last 6 years.
The primary goal is probably to somehow kill off Reddit streamers though.https://t.co/5svjUWUN2Q
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) December 7, 2019
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