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Texas signs TV deal for 3 Billion!


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20 year deal with Fox Southwest, that is 150 Million a year, the Dodgers get 45 Million a year for tv rights.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2010/09/texas-rangers-to-receive-3-billion-in-new-20-year-tv-deal/1

That seems like a lot for a team in a state where football is king.

I guess this moves the Rangers up from mid-market to large market.

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20 year deal with Fox Southwest, that is 150 Million a year, the Dodgers get 45 Million a year for tv rights.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2010/09/texas-rangers-to-receive-3-billion-in-new-20-year-tv-deal/1

That seems like a lot for a team in a state where football is king.

I guess this moves the Rangers up from mid-market to large market.

My memory is suspect, but I thought they had some serious debt piled up. Anyways, this does certainly make them players. :eek:

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But this at least helps them backload several contracts, so they could keep Lee and make a play for Crawford and sign Hamilton long term.

It'll allow them to do a lot more than that! $150 mill a year? They can pay on the debt, sign what they got and add more on top of it all.

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I'm not sure I get how FOX is going to make money on this one. The Rangers don't do that well in their own local TV market, so I don't see how $75 mm is goiing to be profitable.

Here's an article that has a list of all the RSN's ratings. http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/66312 Texas is near the bottom in terms of percentage, and not that high in terms of total households. So, unless they have a huge following outside their local market, I don't really get it.

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I'm not sure I get how FOX is going to make money on this one. The Rangers don't do that well in their own local TV market, so I don't see how $75 mm is goiing to be profitable.

Here's an article that has a list of all the RSN's ratings. http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/66312 Texas is near the bottom in terms of percentage, and not that high in terms of total households. So, unless they have a huge following outside their local market, I don't really get it.

Maybe they are being preemptive and think that if the Rangers are really good consistently that more people will tune in.

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