​Los Angeles Dodgers are struggling with their TV deal

12/1/13 in MLB   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

October 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers fans in attendance cheer against the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Dodgers previously  signed the largest TV deal ever for a sports team with Time Warner Cable, worth $8 billion dollars, but they've hit a snag.

TWC was planning on charging subscribers $5/month, which would go up to $8/month after five years. As of now, the New York Yankees charge the most at nearly $5/month, so $8/month would be the most lucrative deal ever. 

However, this may not go according to plan. A source said, "Time Warner Cable wants to offer the Dodgers channel on expanded basic cable and not a separate sports tier."

Originally, the Dodgers were going to get their own channel, like the Los Angeles Lakers have, but if this $8/month proves to be too expensive for TV providers, then they might just join the Lakers channel.

Fans would probably like that more, because it was a fiasco when Lakers fans weren't able to watch the games because they were ONLY on TWC, which isn't even available in many parts of Southern California. It just wouldn't make quite as much money for TWC so it's something they'll be seriously considering.
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