Little League Ratings Strong Again For ESPN NBC Horse Racing Analysts Ready For Double Duty Final Ratings Cubs Limiting Workers' Hours Due To Obamacare? Media Notes Olbermann: Rules In Place To Speed Up MLB Games Manfred Talks Pace Of Play, Other Plans In Q&A Davis Gives ESPN Its Best LLWS Overnight Ever MLB.TV Blackouts Could Be Lifted By '15 SEC Network Lands Carriage Deal With Verizon FiOS
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/January 30, 2013/Media
Time Warner Cable Increasing Rates For All TV Services In Wake Of Dodgers Deal
Published January 30, 2013
WHY SO LONG? In L.A., Steve Dilbeck asked of TWC's 25-year deal with the Dodgers, "Why would either party want a deal so long?" There "seems genuine risk for both." The way things are "changing in the broadcast and cable industry, who knows how it will hold up 20 years from now or even 10 years?" In 15 years, it may "look like a bargain" for TWC, or "a gigantic rip off." The Dodgers "could be marveling at their tremendous foresight or wondering what they were thinking." Dilbeck: "Is there an opt-out at some point in the contract for either, or a point where terms can be renegotiated? No safety net? Just more that is unknown" (LATIMES.com, 1/29).