June 13, 2021

New MLB Streaming Rights Gives Dodgers an Opportunity to Fix TV Blackout (Dodgers Nation)



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.

Fox Business reported that MLB will allow all 30 teams to sell their own streaming rights ahead of the 2020 season, opening the door for clubs to expand their…

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