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Mariners Take Controlling Stake In New RSN; DirecTV To Remain Partner In Deal Through '30
Published April 17, 2013
OPENING DOORS: In Tacoma, Ryan Divish writes the revenue generated by the new deal “should allow the Mariners to increase player payroll significantly.” Every team in the AL West has “recently tapped into the lucrative television market.” Aylward said that for the Mariners to “remain competitive -- and become more competitive -- they needed to take this step.” He said, “What drove the timing is what’s going on in the marketplace.” Crumb said that the RSN “still plans to continue its programming" for the MLS Sounders and Timbers, Gonzaga basketball, West Coast Conference basketball and Big Sky Conference football (Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE, 4/17).