California Congressmen want FCC to mediate Dodgers TV dispute

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Los Angeles DodgersEight LA area Congressional representatives have signed a letter asking the FCC to mediate the ongoing dispute over the Dodgers’ SportsNet LA network. Time Warner Cable, which owns the distribution rights to the channel, has not brokered agreements with most major local providers, including DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, Cox, Verizon FiOS, Charter, Comcast and Dish Network. As a result, some 70% of Southern Californians haven’t been able to watch the Dodgers unless their games are broadcast by national networks ESPN and Fox.

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