SportsNet LA makes its pitch

The Dodgers’ SportsNet LA is looking to break its broadcast standoff with distributors and is slashing the price of the channel by 30% in an effort to get picked up before the new MLB season, according to the LA Times. Meanwhile, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred urged city-area pay TV distributors to end the two-year stalemate over the network, noting, “The distribution dispute involving DirecTV, AT&T, Cox and Verizon has gone on too long. The Dodgers’ massive fan base deserves to be able to watch Dodger games regardless of their choice of provider,” he said in a statement. “The situation is particularly acute given that this is Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully’s final season. Time Warner has made a significant economic move that I hope will be accepted by the providers.”

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