Friday, March 09, 2007

Update: In Demand Unsatisfied with Direct TV's Extra Innings Conditions

Last night I passed along the news that Direct TV's $700 deal with MLB to carry the Extra Innings package contained a provision that allowed In Demand and DISH Network to also carry the package"at consistent rates and carriage requirements with a deal to be concluded before the baseball season begins. The provision also requires the incumbents to agree to carriage rights to the MLB Channel proportionally equivalent to DIRECTV's commitment."

According to an article in today's Daily News, Robert Jacobson, In Demand's president/CEO, said those conditions are designed "to be impossible for cable and Dish Network to meet."

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