Wednesday, September 04, 2013

In 1961, Dodgers Broadcast Rights Were Tops

Via Deadspin, here's a cool piece from Larry Granillo of SB Nation about broadcast rights in 1961, compared to today:

Adjusted for inflation, $10 million in 1961 is roughly equivalent to $75 million today. When the Dodgers signed their exorbitant television rights deal with Time Warner Cable this offseason, it was valued at $8 billion over 25 years. The value has been knocked down some in negotiations since then, but the Dodgers are still likely to see more than $200 million per season for the next 25 years. That's triple what the entire league earned, even adjusting for inflation, fifty years ago.


Steve Sax said...

I need me a GT, stat