MASN, Nationals Both Claim Victory In TV Rights Fees Dispute


By Bill Ordine, PressBox

Both sides in the TV rights fee dispute involving MASN and the Washington Nationals declared at least a measure of victory following a New York State Appeals Court ruling July 13.

The two sides have been contesting how much the Nationals should be paid by MASN for TV rights to broadcast Washington's games, along with exactly how those fees should be determined. The Baltimore Orioles own a large controlling interest in MASN.

The appeals court's five-member panel reinforced an earlier ruling, 5-0, that vacated an MLB committee's decision that MASN owed the Nationals nearly $300 million in rights fees. Obviously, MASN and the Orioles were happy with that part of the recent decision.


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