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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles defied an order from commissioner Bud Selig to appear at a sanctions hearing, another sign of the team's widening rift with Major League Baseball. The hearing, which was canceled, was disclosed in documents filed in a New York court where the Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is seeking to void a recent decision by a league committee that would force the network to pay substantially higher TV rights fees to the Washington Nationals. The documents also disclose that MASN filed an arbitration claim last month against Major League Baseball seeking $800 million to compensate for damages the network says it would sustain if the panel's decision is allowed to stand.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Even before they signed it, a handful of Major League Baseball owners expressed deep misgivings about a 2005 agreement negotiated by Orioles owner Peter Angelos establishing conditions under which the Montreal Expos would move and become the Washington Nationals. The owners, all members of baseball's executive council, sounded like customers having second thoughts after buying something from an aggressive salesman. They questioned whether Major League Baseball ceded too much to the Orioles for their agreement to share the club's exclusive television territory, according to the minutes of a March 28, 2005, conference call released last week as an exhibit in a court case.
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By Sports Digest | December 8, 2009
MASN, the television home of the Orioles and Washington Nationals, will start a high-definition overflow channel beginning in the spring of 2010, the network announced. The launch of MASN2 HD will allow the network to televise every Orioles and Nationals game live and in high-def throughout the season. The majority of MASN's cable and satellite affiliates will be prepared to carry the channel for the 2010 season throughout the network's seven-state television territory.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
MASN, the TV home for Orioles baseball during the regular season, will offer pre- and post-game programs throughout the playoffs, Jim Cuddihy, the channel's executive vice president, said Friday. Cable channel TBS will carry all the games in the American League Divisional Series that starts Thursday. It will also carry the American League Championship Series. Fox has broadcast rights to the World Series. Postseason Orioles coverage on MASN will kick off with a one-hour special, "O's Xtra: Playoff Preview," at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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By David Zurawik and Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2010
MASN will no longer be the "official cable network" for the Ravens -- that much was confirmed and reported Monday on baltimoresun.com. But the questions that remain include: What, if any, TV station or cable outlet will pick up the content the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has carried in the past, such as coach Jim Harbaugh's weekly show? And what will it mean to the image and fortunes of MASN to have no relationship with the Ravens at a time of such heightened interest in the team -- particularly when the network's primary asset, the Orioles, is at one of its lowest points ever in terms of performance?
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | November 4, 2010
MASN will televise Navy's game against East Carolina at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C., according to a news release. Play-by-play coverage will be provided by Patrick Kinas with Chris Hemeyer as sideline reporter and former ECU kicker Kevin Miller providing color analysis. Ruffin McNeill's Pirates are 4-1 in conference play this season and second in the East Division of Conference USA. Both teams are 5-3 this season and both are seeking bowl eligibility in Saturday's game.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
The Washington Nationals sought television rights fees nearly three times what the team receives now from the Baltimore Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, according to documents unsealed by a New York court last week. The documents were made available by the New York Supreme Court Commercial Division for New York County, which is hearing a dispute over the division of the rights fees the two teams receive from their shared TV network. Both clubs now receive about $40 million a year in return for granting MASN permission to televise their games, but the Nationals were seeking an increase to $118 million, citing recent deals for other teams, according to the documents.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
The gulf could hardly be wider in a dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals over media rights fees that has dragged on for months. The issue of how much more money the first-place Nationals deserve in annual rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) - which televises both teams' games - has been unsettled since winter and remains before a committee of three Major League Baseball owners. The matter of how MASN divides up its money is critically important to both teams.
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By Eduardo A. Encina | January 12, 2012
The Orioles just sent out this release announcing that former Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick will join MASN as a TV color analyst. He will work approximately 80 games this coming season. The Sun reported Wednesday that Bordick had discussions with MASN about the position and planned to meet with them today. Bordick has also been a valued instructor within the organization -- he was the club's coordinator of offensive fundamentals -- and will likely have an expanded role within the organization despite moving to the broadcast booth.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
MASN, the TV home for Orioles baseball during the regular season, will offer pre- and post-game programs throughout the playoffs, Jim Cuddihy, the channel's executive vice president, said Friday. Cable channel TBS will carry all the games in the American League Divisional Series that starts Thursday. It will also carry the American League Championship Series. Fox has broadcast rights to the World Series. Postseason Orioles coverage on MASN will kick off with a one-hour special, "O's Xtra: Playoff Preview," at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
The TV audience for Tuesday night's division-clinching victory was almost twice as large as normal for an Orioles game on MASN this season, according to figures provided by the channel. O's games averaged a 5.9 household rating this season, which means 5.9 percent of cable TV homes in the Baltimore market watched the games throughout the season. But Tuesday night the percentage of cable TV homes in the Baltimore market tuned to the game was 11.6 percent. That translates to 127,000 homes and 179,000 viewers.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
A judge blocked Major League Baseball on Monday from compelling the TV network controlled by the Baltimore Orioles to pay tens of millions of dollars a year more to the Washington Nationals for the rights to show their games — for now. Following a hearing, New York Supreme Court Judge Lawrence Marks granted the request of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and the Orioles to extend an injunction he had granted Aug. 7 while the case proceeds in...
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
A lawyer for the Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network told a judge the network's cash reserves would be nearly eliminated and its operating margin dangerously thin if a June 30 decision by a league committee is allowed to stand, according to court documents. Documents — including affidavits, memorandums, transcripts and exhibits — describe from MASN's perspective a worst-case scenario in the television rights fee case pending before a New York judge. MASN has asked the judge to extend a temporary restraining order issued Aug. 7 blocking the panel's decision from being enforced.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles defied an order from commissioner Bud Selig to appear at a sanctions hearing, another sign of the team's widening rift with Major League Baseball. The hearing, which was canceled, was disclosed in documents filed in a New York court where the Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is seeking to void a recent decision by a league committee that would force the network to pay substantially higher TV rights fees to the Washington Nationals. The documents also disclose that MASN filed an arbitration claim last month against Major League Baseball seeking $800 million to compensate for damages the network says it would sustain if the panel's decision is allowed to stand.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig contends that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals can be resolved before he leaves office in January and that both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are viable candidates to host an All-Star Game in the near future. Perhaps more important for Orioles fans, Selig said the two issues are not connected - that there is no consideration in holding the All-Star Game hostage from either franchise if the MASN legal entanglement continues.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
The Washington Nationals sought television rights fees nearly three times what the team receives now from the Baltimore Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, according to documents unsealed by a New York court last week. The documents were made available by the New York Supreme Court Commercial Division for New York County, which is hearing a dispute over the division of the rights fees the two teams receive from their shared TV network. Both clubs now receive about $40 million a year in return for granting MASN permission to televise their games, but the Nationals were seeking an increase to $118 million, citing recent deals for other teams, according to the documents.
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By Chris Korman | December 3, 2012
Alan Rifkin, outside counsel for the Orioles and owner Peter Angelos, said Monday that reports of a possible MASN sale are innacurate. "There has been no contact," he said. "There has been no offer. There has been no discussion of it. MASN is not for sale. " According to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal, Fox and Comcast have had negotiations with Peter Angelos about acquiring his majority share of the television network and the rights to both Orioles and Nationals games.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | February 16, 2010
Four Orioles spring training games will be televised on MASN next month, the network announced today. On March 7, the Orioles will take on the Boston Red Sox at 1 p.m. in Sarasota, Fla. The O's will meet another American League East rival on March 25 when the New York Yankees come to Sarasota at 1 p.m. MASN will also televise the Orioles' March 29 game against the Yankees at 7 p.m., and their March 31 matchup with the Red Sox at...
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles took an early lead in the court battle against the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball over television rights fees from the teams' shared regional sports network. A New York court temporarily blocked a recent Major League Baseball decision that would have diverted tens of millions of dollars in profits from the regional network MASN that flow primarily to the Orioles. The Orioles say that money is critical to maintaining competitiveness and affording quality players.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
The Orioles and Washington Nationals are embroiled in a dispute - which might need to be resolved in court or by independent arbitration - over the economics of their shared regional television network. The outcome could affect how much money the Orioles have to spend on players and the team's profits. The conflict hinges in part on the interpretation of a 2005 agreement under which the Orioles ceded the Washington market as the team's exclusive domain but were permitted control of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which broadcasts both clubs' games Here are seven things to know about the flap: What is at the core of the dispute?
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