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Contract disputes, retrans fee hikes, rising sports costs and a host of other issues that drive up your cost to watch TV are constantly in the headlines. Here’s a look at some of the most recent and relevant:

  • End the Dodgers Blackout 6/25/14  |  Los Angeles Times
    Last week, when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter and I tweeted a photo of the celebration, a reader responded. “Stupid that most of Los Angeles was unable to watch” the game, wrote Terry Kinigstein. “Time that the Dodgers are available to all of us?” Read more

  • Trapped into paying extra for cable sports 5/2/14  |  Los Angeles Times
    A troglodyte of a team owner got his comeuppance this week for making incredibly stupid comments about race. But
    let’s be clear. Racism isn’t widespread among sports team owners. Greed is. Read more

  • Dodgers’ fans at the end of their cable 4/24/14  |  Los Angeles Times
    About 70% of the area’s television market won’t see the games on SportsNet LA because pay-TV distributors are balking at the cost of carrying the new channel. Read more

  • Most Dodger fans to be shut out from viewing games on opening day 3/21/14  |  Los Angeles Times
    About 70% of the area’s television market won’t see the games on SportsNet LA because pay-TV distributors are balking at the cost of carrying the new channel. Read more

  • In LA, Watching Home Team’s Ball Games Just Got More Complicated 3/23/14  |  NPR
    On Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers kicked off the baseball season with two games in Sydney, Australia. Fans in most of the country watched the games on the official Major League Baseball Network. But in Los Angeles, home of the Dodgers, fans could only watch on a brand new all-Dodgers channel. Read more

  • Bill for the Dodgers is about ready to come due 3/11/14  |  USA Today
    Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers applauded as the team was sold for $2 billion, and cheered with each expensive new addition. Now the bill is coming due. And guess who is going to pay the price? Read more

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