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WILL FOX CHALLENGE ESPN?

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A report by Bloomberg News on Wednesday that Fox Sports is considering launching a new cable sports network that would rival ESPN has been dismissed by people familiar with the matter, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday). The newspaper observed that should such a network actually transpire, it could touch off fierce bidding between […]

$2 BILLION — THE MAGIC NUMBER FOR L.A. DODGERS

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In 1957, in an effort to entice Walter O’Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, to move his team to Los Angeles, the city and county of Los Angeles offered to give him 300 acres of public land in Chavez Ravine, grade it and provide access roads at a cost of $4.7 million. In return, […]

JUDGE GIVES DODGERS OK TO SELL TV RIGHTS

December 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has given the Dodgers the green light to package their television rights along with the team itself in a quick sale — a decision that has angered Fox Sports, whose rights to air Dodgers’ games on its Prime Ticket channel ends after next season. Fox, which said it will appeal the […]

ESPN MAKING BIG PLANS FOR MLB COVERAGE

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN’s plans to air another season of Monday Night Football may have been placed in limbo by the current NFL lockout, but baseball is another matter. The cable sports network has announced plans to launch its MLB coverage in a big way beginning on Thursday by televising three opening games over four days. The new […]