Found November 25, 2012 on
The Dodgers television contract will total between $6 billion and $7 billion over a 25-year span, thus potentially tripling the sale price of the team, according to Deadline’s Nikki Finke.
Insiders tell me that Fox Sports is close to clinching the exclusive TV rights for the Los Angeles Dodgers by paying between $6 billion and $7 billion over 25 years to put the team on its regional sports network in Southern California and of course its national Fox Broadcasting Company. Fox already shows the games on its Prime Ticket local cable channel but also has Fox Sports West here.
So for those counting, just by taking the middle ground of that estimate, it puts the Dodgers television revenue at $260 million per year or $220 million more per year than they had been receiving ($40 million).
If true, that sort of makes a mockery of all the people who were borderline outraged at the $2.15 billion price tag of the team when it was awarded to Guggenheim Partners.
The deal is apparently still a...
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