NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Time Warner Cable (TWC) has blacked out LA Dodgers games to pay-TV providers unwilling to agree to a fee more than double what other regional sports networks charge.
The second-largest U.S. cable provider is reportedly charging as much as $3.84 per subscriber per month for access to SportsNet LA (the Dodgers network for which Time Warner Cable secured a 25-year distribution rights deal earlier this year). That price comes in far higher than a maximum $1.84 per subscriber other regional sports networks charge, according to SNL Kagan data. Other providers such as AT&T (T) and DirecTV (DTV) have balked at the high cost to carry the programming.
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