New York’s Highest Court To Hear Orioles-Nats TV Dispute

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the long-running dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals over television rights fees. The court, the highest in the state, on Sept. 2 granted the the Orioles’ motion for permission to appeal. MASN was established in March 2005 after the […]

Dish Dropping MASN On April 1

Top Executive Is Latest To Leave MASN

MASN Finally Permits In-Market Streaming

Bill For Nats-Os TV Dispute Tops $99M

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.

Judge Upholds Order For MASN To Pay Nationals Additional $100M


MASN Channels Gone From RCN In Dispute

Orioles-Nats Dispute Set For Court Arguments

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 […]

DMAS 6 & 26

Judge Won’t Halt Arbitration Between Nats, Os Over TV Money

Nats, Os Back In Court Over TV Money

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.


Johnny Holliday Stepping Away From MASN Broadcasts

Nats-Orioles MASN Dispute Could Finally End

Nats-Orioles Fees Dispute Likely To Be Reheard

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 […]

Nats, Orioles Fans Unhappy Over Lack Of Streaming

MASN: The Cord-Cutter’s Nightmare


After 64 Years, No Orioles Games On OTA TV

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.


Ruling In MASN Dispute Goes The Nationals’ Way

Nationals-Orioles TV Hearing Reset For March 31

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 […]

Orioles, MASN Brief Claims MLB ‘Systemic Bias’

Nationals Argue TV Deal Hinders Their Club

Judge Tosses MASN-Nats Arbitration Award

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.

MASN Scores Again In TV Rights Fees Dispute

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.

MLB, Nationals Ask Court To uphold Rights Ruling

Orioles Owe Nats $55-60M In Sports 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.


Nationals Continue Fight For TV Rights

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.

MLB Talking With NBC, Fox About 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.


WUSA To Simulcast 20 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.

DMAS 8 & 27

Nationals, Orioles Split Over Cable Rights

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.