Originally posted by CycloneGT
And you don't think that Angelos and Comcast aren't already getting that $2 or so a month for CSN? Only difference is that Angelos is replacing the role of Comcast with himself. This is actually becoming more common for teams to start their own channels. YES in NY is owned by the yankees, The KC Royals also own their own net. Considering that Comcat keeps CSN in Philly off of Dish and off of DirectTV we can see where Comcast will go when they can call the shots.
BTW: Nascar in SD on Fox5 in DC, but its HD in Baltimore on Fox45.
It will be another $2-$3, not replacing CSN current rates for MASN, it will be on top, as CSN still has all other sports signed except the O's after '06. You'll be paying Angelos $2-$3 just to watch 80-100 Nationals games, that's all the new content you'll get for your money. For National's fans this would be great, for all others who still have to pay it, probably not so great.
If you're as informed as you should be and as I think you are, you know already that CSN can't take their content from Balt/Wash to any kind of exclusivity so please moderate the rhetoric. As I stated previously, the Philly model is unique, it's a microwave/fiber delivery system that's existed since the 80's and doesn't deliver their content through the traditional satellite method other RSN's do. It's grandfathered under the Federal Reg's because it predates the regs. No entity can create this today.