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Washington Nationals Get to Keep $297 Million in TV Rights Case

Oct. 22, 2020, 10:02 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network remain on the hook to the Washington Nationals for $297 million for television rights from 2012 to 2016 after an appeals court in New York rejected a challenge to the arbitration award.

TCR Sports Broadcasting Holding LLP, doing business as Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, failed to show partiality by the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee—Major League Baseball’s arbitrator—in its decision issued in April 2019, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division said Thursday.

The court, in a one-page slip opinion, affirmed a ruling issued in December 2019 by Judge Joel M. Cohen that upheld ...