Originally Posted by dougdirt
Word is that Fox Sports and the Dodgers are working on a 25 year, $6-7B deal. That would give the Dodgers, before selling a single ticket, concession, advertisement or jersey, $240-280,000,000 per season.
The Reds aren't making $10M per season right now. The Dodgers are about to get 24-28 TIMES as much as that.
How are small market teams supposed to compete with things like this?
My quick math puts that at 1.7 Million per game (assuming every game is televised - in real life probably 90-95 percent will be). I don't know what production costs ends up being but lets say 300k to make it easy which means each game costs 2 million for FS. Is that profitable? 25 years ago was 1987...look where we are now. What if cable doesn't exist in 2037? This is crazy.