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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  6 responses

Mark Cuban Wants to Create a Dallas Mavericks TV Network


The real money is in television deals, and Mark Cuban obviously knows this. Which is why he’d like to create a TV network for his basketball team. From the Dallas Morning News: “The Lakers are going to have their own network, why not the Mavericks? That’s the feeling from Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who spoke to Multichannel News. When asked about creating a Mavs network, Cuban said, ‘Yeah of course, when my deal is up. Absolutely. I think Time Warner [Cable] is kind of our incumbent [in the Dallas area] and HD Net is not on Time Warner. So will I package the two to get one? Absolutely.’ It likely wouldn’t happen soon. The Mavericks have a deal with Fox Sports Southwest through the 2016-17 season … When asked about the viability of a single-sport network, Cuban said, ‘One, I mean because it’s live. That’s the key. Live drives. Live television programming is the only appointment television left, whether it’s basketball, football, baseball, hockey or Dancing With the Stars or American Idol. There’s a reason why those are the most popular programs. So I think, just by default, those will continue to do well.’”

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  • http://slamonline.com LA Huey

    Will it be included as BRI?

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel#2

    Cuban is full of shiiiiiieeeeeet. The mavs, will never repeat or win ever again! The Miami Heat will creep up once again.

  • jayb

    actually i would vote for cuban for commish..he is a smart biz man and no matter what idiot owners may thing..stern is not ben bernanke..lost games is not good for biz period!

  • Chukaz

    I’m not that big on owners owning their own networks because they end up negotiating with themselves when its time to make a deal which really cuts into BRI. The celtics basically screwed the players on their previous deal by getting 20% of the network they signed with, and the players will see non of the money generated by owning 20% of the network

  • MavsDUH

    pahahaha! Mark Cuban isn’t about moneyz. He is the most generous billionaire out there. This would kinda suck.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The Mavs are a one trick pony, Dirk is a choker in the playoffs except one year and Mavericks will never win a ring again with Dirk as their leader. BOOK IT!!

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