It has been a season-long battle for Time Warner Cable and other providers to try and make a deal for SportsNet LA.
On Monday, six Congressional members from California submitted a proposal for TWC and other providers, namely DirecTV, to enter a binding arbitration to get a deal done and get SportsNet LA circulated.
The Los Angeles Dodgers released a statement on the subject from president and CEO Stan Kasten. Read the full press release and quote from Kasten:
Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten today made the following statement on the letter written by members of the California Congressional delegation (attached), which urged for Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA and Southern California television providers to enter into binding arbitration:
“First, we’d like to thank the members of the California delegation, especially Congressman Brad Sherman, for putting our fans and their constituents first and doing their best to move this situation forward,” Kasten said. “We’re very pleased that our partners at Time Warner Cable have readily agreed to submit SportsNet LA to binding arbitration, and we urge DirecTV to quickly agree so that we can get these games on the air for their customers.”
Following the proposal, TWC agreed to a binding arbitration and were waiting for the other providers to follow suit. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball also released a statement on the situation via the official MLB PR account:
MLB statement regarding the Los Angeles Dodgers: pic.twitter.com/UlPxpEPZDT
— MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) July 29, 2014
The Dodgers, TWC and fans in Southern California will all be invested in whether the deal gets done and will be hoping that it occurs sooner rather than later.
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