On this past Thursday's edition of KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown, Kim Masters and I discuss the Time Warner Cable/Dodgers mess:
As baseball season marches on, big television distributors continue to battle, keeping the Dodgers off the television sets of about 70% of Angelenos. The dispute centers around the Dodgers-owned channel SportsNet LA. Time Warner Cable agreed to distribute the channel for the next 25 years, at the cost of $8.3 billion. But distributors like DirecTV and Dish Network don't want to pay to carry the channel, which would cost about $5 per subscriber. Now, Time Warner Cable is encouraging an arbitrator to step in and come to a solution, but those other distributors are not interested in dealing with a third party.
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