Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  4 responses

Kings’ Move to Hurt Lakers’ New TV Deal?

The Kings’ move from Sacramento into Anaheim is already unpopular within the Laker locker room, and according to ESPN, it may also be a cause for consternation within the accountants’ office, too: “Last month the Lakers agreed to an unprecedented 20-year television agreement with Time Warner Cable to distribute Lakers games and original programming across two regional sports networks in HD that will include the nation’s first Spanish-language regional sports network. Although finances of the deal were not released, some reports at the time pegged the value of the pact at $3 billion, a figure Time Warner Cable and the Lakers have since refuted. If a third NBA team moves into the market, however, the Lakers’ television deal will decrease by about just under 10 percent, according to sources. The Lakers’ agreement, which begins with the 2012-13 season and covers all preseason, regular-season and postseason games not nationally telecast, was viewed as a major blow for current rights holders Fox Sports West and KCAL-TV. The Kings, however, could lessen that blow and create competition for viewers and fans in Orange County if they filled the void left by the Lakers on both outlets.”

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  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    The Kings are still trying to screw over the Lakers. Karma for 2002.

  • http://www.anaheimroyalty.com Anaheim Royals

    Sacramento Kings fans might actually be rooting for that the Lakers can use their influence to convince 13 other NBA owners to vote NO on the move. Lakers & Clippers were the only teams to vote NO when the Maloofs asked for an extension. Kings just need a majority (15 teams) to move.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    what channel are the kings going to be on down here? both fox sports are used for clips/lakers/nhl kings/ducks/angels/dodgers. lakers new network isnt until after the first year of the basketball kings in l.a. so for a year they cant be on Fox

  • el_larsen

    the game6 of 2002 was fixed.
    now kings leave town .
    man i feel sorry for all those loud kings fan.