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Dispute on MASN television rights rises to another level
Dispute on MASN television rights rises to another level

The long-simmering television rights dispute between the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and the Washington Nationals appears close to reaching a boil. The Nationals have contended since 2012 that they are entitled to a much higher annual rights fee for their television broadcasts than they are currently receiving from MASN, the network that is largely owned by the Orioles. And the stalemate reportedly has prompted baseball commissioner Bud Selig to exert pressure on both sides to reach an equitable settlement. The Hollywood Reporter published a report Tuesday quoting a letter from Selig to Orioles owner Peter Angelos and Nationals owner Ted Lerner in which he scolds them both for failing to...

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