The Baltimore Orioles and Nationals jointly own MASN and have been fighting in court for years. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court. The court in August upheld an April 15 decision by a Major League Baseball arbitration panel.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set July 12 for oral arguments in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own, Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Friday accepted the schedule proposed by the teams. Washington wants Cohen to confirm […]
MASN, the regional sports network owned by the Baltimore Orioles, has stopped payouts to the Washington Nationals. The Orioles are now taking the position that MLB has an ownership or financial interest in its rival.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees likely will be reheard by a committee of baseball executives this fall. A New York State Supreme Court justice in 2015 threw out a 2012 arbitration decision that said the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network owes the Nationals $298 million for the […]
There will be no lineup of Orioles baseball games on WJZ or any other over-the-air Baltimore TV station this season, the CBS O&O and Orioles confirmed Tuesday. The end to a Baltimore TV tradition that dates to 1954, when the Orioles’ first home game was played on WMAR, is the result of a decision made by the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, according to WJZ and the Orioles.
NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court hearing in the long-running television dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals has been rescheduled for March 31. The Appellate Division of New York Supreme Court in Manhattan had been scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday, but the hearing was postponed because of snow. New York Supreme Court […]
A New York state judge has thrown out an arbitration decision that said the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which is controlled by the Baltimore Orioles, owes the Washington Nationals about $298 million for the team’s 2012-16 television rights.
A New York Supreme Court granted partial discovery Monday to Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, forcing Major League Baseball to hand over documents relating to the long-standing dispute over the Washington Nationals’ regional television rights fees. MASN, which is majority controlled by the Baltimore Orioles, had been seeking documents detailing incoming MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s involvement with a arbitration panel that ruled this summer that MASN should pay the Nationals more in rights fees.
Major League Baseball’s arbitration panel determined that the Baltimore Orioles owe the Washington Nationals roughly $55 million-$60 million in rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, according to court papers that marked the latest chapter in the contentious, ongoing dispute.
Major League Baseball’s arbitration panel ruled in favor of the Washington Nationals in their longstanding, contentious dispute with the Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, a person familiar with the situation confirmed. The person would not reveal the terms of the June 30 ruling that could begin a new, litigious chapter in the acrimonious, years-long squabble over profits from MASN.
Major League Baseball has had talks with NBC Sports Group and Fox Sports in recent weeks to try to craft a solution to its MASN dispute, according to several sources. MLB hired Steve Greenberg of Allen & Co. to try to broker such a deal, which could see NBC or Fox acquire all or part of the regional sports network that carries Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals games.
All Nats fans living in the Washington, D.C., area, even those without access to the regional Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), will be able to catch some of the action. MASN and Gannett’s WUSA are partnering to simulcast 20 MASN-produced Nationals games on WUSA during the upcoming 2013 season. The slate of games on WUSA will begin with the Nats’ April 1 regular season and home opener against the Miami Marlins.
Since baseball returned to Washington in 2005, the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles have tried to develop a rivalry on the field, even as — until this season — both languished at the bottom of the standings. But off the field, a more important and far more bitter dispute rages over the Nationals’ television rights and how much they are now worth.