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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians sold their regional TV sports network and telecast rights for Indians baseball games to Fox Sports Media Group in a deal announced Friday.
Fox Sports Media Group said it will have the exclusive long-term local telecast rights for the Indians.
While no financial terms were released, The Plain Dealer reported that Fox Sports is paying an estimated $230 million for SportsTime Ohio and $400 million over 10 years to broadcast the games.
Since the 2006 season, the team’s games have been on SportsTime Ohio, a Cleveland-based regional sports network created by Indians owners Paul and Larry Dolan.
The Dolans had hoped that owning their own network would give the team more revenue and allow them to control programming much like the New York Yankees’ YES Network.
Paul Dolan said in a statement Friday that the sale of SportsTime Ohio will strengthen the franchise and help its ability to build competitive teams.
Fox Sports Media Group, which is owned by News Cor...
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