Los Angeles Dodgers in Talks With Fox Sports for Billion-Dollar Cable Deal (Report)


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The baseball franchise kicked off informal discussions with the network in May.

The Los Angeles Dodgers started early discussions with Fox Sports about a cable TV deal worth billions back in May, Reuters reports.

As THR previously reported, the baseball franchise — currently undergoing a makeover with flashy new hires, a remodeled Dodger Stadium and new ownership that includes Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Hollywood heavyweight Peter Guber — has begun preliminary talks and will formally advance the conversation with Fox starting Oct. 15, when gates open for an exclusive 45-day negotiating period.

Among the topics being discussed, according to Reuters, is joint ownership of English- and Spanish-language networks. There was also acknowledgment on both sides that a deal would surpass the $3 billion-over-20-years pact that ex-Dodgers owner Frank McCourt signed with Fox last year and rejected by Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig.

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