#Braves 25: The Time Warner TV dealmaker

We don’t know his name, but his impact on the team can’t be overstated. Back in 2007, as the team was being sold to Liberty Media, Time Warner was negotiating a new TV deal for the Braves, although benefiting the team was the least of the Evil Empire’s concerns. “It was to Turner’s advantage, obviously, to…

#Braves find $500 mil but won’t bite the bullet on Uggla

The good news: The onerous TV deal is no longer quite so onerous. Changes in the Braves’ local television deals will generate about $500 million in additional revenue for the team “over the life of the contracts,” the chief executive of Braves owner Liberty Media revealed today. The TV deals were reworked last year, but…

Turner’s loss is the Braves’ gain

For the first time since I became a fan, there will be no Braves games on a Turner station. The 45 Braves games that have been televised locally on Turner Broadcasting’s Peachtree TV in recent seasons  will move to Fox Sports South and SportSouth this year.  … Neither the Braves nor Fox would reveal terms…

Details of Braves horrible TV contract finally emerge

Finally, a comprehensive article on the worst TV contract in baseball. The good news? The Braves deal expires in 14 years, much sooner than we were previously led to believe. The bad news? Most everything else. For one, the Braves appear to be receiving less annually than has been reported. The Braves deal, negotiated as…

Braves TV contract outrage du jour

According to ESPN’s David Schoenfield, “the Astros just signed a deal that brings them $80 million and the Padres signed one that bring them $60 million per year. Both more than double the Braves’ deal.

Braves TV deal worse than we thought

The LA Times reports the Dodgers will receive $240 to $280 million per year for local broadcasting rights. According to DOB, the Braves take in roughly $20-to-$25 million annually from their local TV rights — a deal Jeff Passan calls “the sport’s worst television contract,” negotiated as “a term of its sale” from Time Warner…