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Dolan on Extra Innings: "I Think We'll Get a Deal Done" Print
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Written by The Staff   
Tuesday, 17 April 2007 16:02
Extra Innings

James Dolan, CEO of Cablevision (as well as the owner of the Knicks and the Rangers) was on the Mike and Mad Dog Show (listen to the show here. Comments on Extra Innings are approx. ¾ way through the interview) on WFAN 66 AM in New York today. Dolan mentioned, among other things, that Cablevision is in negotiations with MLB (which would also mean iN Demand) for the rights to show Extra Innings, the baseball package that allows for out-of-market games to be seen.

When asked about gaining rights to the package Dolan said, “I think we’ll get a deal done—hopefully we’ll get a deal done.” When asked about placing The Baseball Channel on the basic tier—a prerequisite by MLB to allow carriage of Extra Innings—Dolan replied, “We could. We have to work out the details. We want a deal [with an ownership stake] like the other guys.”

 
 
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