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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
The Phils just inked a 25-year, $2.5 billion TV deal, which will give them roughly $75 million more in annual revenues than the Braves receive from their crappy contract with Fox. I'd really like to know exactly who in the Time Warner clusterfuck negotiated the Braves deal. Shouldn't they be held accountable for screwing the... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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.
At $1.73M/game, it will take the Dodgers around 6 or 7 games to make what the Braves get for an entire season's TV money. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 26, 2012
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... Continue Reading →