Jan 28, 2013 7:47 PM by Andrew Masuda

Dodgers announce new TV deal with TIme Warner Cable

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time Warner Cable announced a cable television rights partnership to create a new regional sports network, SportsNet LA, on Monday.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but media reports suggest it could be worth between $7 to $8 billion over 20 to 25 years.

The team's current rights deal with Fox expires after the 2013 season. It pays about $40 million each year to the Dodgers. The new deal, which starts for the 2014 season, would be worth at least $280 million annually.

The Dodgers-TWC deal still needs to be approved by Major League Baseball.

Time Warner Cable signed the Lakers to a 20 year deal for $3 billion last season.



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