Author Topic: WP: Nats MASN deal renegotations will have a huge impact  (Read 102973 times)

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Complicating matters is a parity clause in MASN’s contract requiring that the Orioles receive exactly as much in rights fees as the Nationals. That means if the Nationals wind up with a new deal worth $100 million a year, the Orioles also would get $100 million a year.

Cable industry sources have questioned whether MASN could afford both contracts, given the long-term carriage deals they already have signed with cable and satellite operators. MASN gets about $2.14 a subscriber per month, according to figures from SNL Kagan. That’s higher than only a handful of RSNs.

hopefully the arbitrators aren't allowed to consider that, and hopefully the Lerners get their $100 million and it bankrupts MASN and the nats escape the Os