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Old 11-06-2013, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jdm2662 View Post
I read a few years ago the Cubs made twice as much money per game when they were broadcast on Comcast vs WGN. Local broadcast money is what makes the big boys the big boys. You don't get as much on an over the air station.

I don't know if MLB requires a number of telecasts to be on a over the air channel. I know the NBA requires 30 or 35.
Originally Posted by Huisj View Post
Are you sure about this? I don't know of any Pistons games that are broadcast over the air here. Everything is on cable on Fox Sports Detroit. Same with the Tigers. I suspect it is that way in most markets with a big regional sports network. Chicago seems like the rare exception these days.
Same with Wizards games here. All on cable.
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