UPDATE: City Of LA Suing Time Warner Cable For Millions In Franchise Fees

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 11:54am PDT

DEADLINE_LEGAL_patten_100UPDATE, 11:54 AM: Time Warner Cable has responded to the suit: “As a major job creator, tax contributor and service provider in the City of Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable is an active and responsible corporate citizen in the … Read More »

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Vin Scully To Return For 65th Season As Dodgers Announcer

By | Friday August 23, 2013 @ 9:39am PDT

In LA it might be the only story that will get more cheers than the Dodgers‘ current eye-opening summer streak — they’re now 23 games above .500 and running away from the rest of the NL West. The team … Read More »

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Dodgers Sale To Magic Johnson Group Wins Bankruptcy Court OK

By | Saturday April 14, 2012 @ 8:19am PDT

http://www.deadline.com/tag/dodgers/Sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion to a group led by former LA Lakers star Magic Johnson has been approved by federal bankruptcy Judge Kevin Goss, Bloomberg reports. Buyers also include Guggenheim Partners Chief Executive … Read More »

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Dodgers Bankruptcy-Exit Hearing April 13

By | Saturday April 7, 2012 @ 7:01am PDT

The bankruptcy judge in the Los Angeles Dodgers case has scheduled a hearing April 13 to consider whether to confirm the revised Chapter 11 plan filed yesterday, ESPN reports. The Dodgers said the team is on track to exit … Read More »

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News Corp Planning 24-Hour Sports Network To Rival ESPN: Bloomberg

By | Wednesday March 28, 2012 @ 1:09pm PDT

Fox Sports National NetworkSources tell Bloomberg that News Corp is working to obtain rights from pay TV outlets and sports leagues to launch a national cable network that could begin service by year’s end. No final decision has … Read More »

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WSJ: Fox Eyes Minority Stake In Dodgers To Sweeten Chances Of Landing Local TV Rights

By | Thursday January 12, 2012 @ 9:47am PST

Chase Carey said back in November that News Corp had no interest in buying the Los Angeles Dodgers, but that appears to have changed. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Fox has signed a nondisclosure agreement that allows it to bid to purchase the team. According to WSJ, Fox would seek a 15%-20% minority interest only — it doesn’t want to own the team outright, like it did from 1998-2004 — in a move designed to give it leverage over lucrative local TV rights. Currently, Fox Sports’ regional Prime Ticket network has exclusive rights through the end of next season, and just settled a lawsuit with the Dodgers, who wanted to shorten that exclusivity window to force a bidding war for TV rights, which could be worth as much as $3 billion. That monster number is at the heart of what will be a wild bidding process to buy the team, with that potential windfall driving up the price of what any new owner (and there are many lining up to bid) will have to pay to purchase the team from owner Frank McCourt. Those initial offers from those numerous ownership groups are due January 23. Read More »

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Fox Sports Asks Court To Dismiss Dodgers From Bankruptcy

By | Friday November 18, 2011 @ 8:48pm PST

Fox Sports has asked a federal bankruptcy court to dismiss the Dodgers from bankruptcy as the networks said it would earlier this week, the LA Times reported late Friday. Fox Sports said it is not necessary for … Read More »

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McCourt Tries To Put Squeeze Play On Fox, Claims TWC, Dish And DirecTV Might Bid

By | Friday September 16, 2011 @ 9:58pm PDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers today asked the judge in their bankruptcy case to let them auction off their local TV rights for the 2014 season and beyond. The team said the sports rights market was “vibrant” now and they wanted … Read More »

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Fox Sports Not Part of Proposed Dodgers-MLB Loan Deal

By | Friday August 5, 2011 @ 2:23pm PDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to borrow as much as $150 million from Major League Baseball, almost two weeks after the judge overseeing the team’s bankruptcy ordered the two sides to negotiate a deal. The Dodgers today sought a judge’s … Read More »

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