You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

KCAL in Dodgers’ dugout

Baseball team jumping from Fox-owned KCOP

The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking more ties with former parent News Corp., taking their show to Viacom-owned KCAL under a hefty new eight-year deal.

Dodgers will jump from Fox-owned KCOP, where the team had been based since 2002. KCAL is understood to be paying more than $10 million a year for rights to broadcast the team beginning in 2006; that’s a healthy bump from KCOP’s $8 million annual contract.

Deal unites team’s radio and TV outlets under one corporate parent: Viacom’s Infinity outlet KFWB has served as team’s radio home since last year.

KCAL currently has a deal with the Anaheim Angels, but that pact expires in 2005 — and the station isn’t expected to renew. KCAL also has carried Los Angeles Lakers games for 28 years; the station recently extended its deal with the NBA team through the 2011-2012 basketball season.

KCAL/KCBS prexy-G.M. Don Corsini and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt made the announcement late Tuesday.

“The union of the Dodgers and KCAL forges an even stronger synergistic relationship with our family of broadcast partners,” McCourt said.

KCAL will take over exclusive local TV broadcast rights to Dodger games, except matchups televised nationally through Major League Baseball’s TV deals.

News Corp.’s FSN West 2 continues to hold the team’s cable rights.

More TV

  • David Ayer Chris Long

    David Ayer and Chris Long's Cedar Park Sets First-Look Deal With eOne

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking more ties with former parent News Corp., taking their show to Viacom-owned KCAL under a hefty new eight-year deal. Dodgers will jump from Fox-owned KCOP, where the team had been based since 2002. KCAL is understood to be paying more than $10 million a year for rights to broadcast […]

  • Hell's Princess

    'Hell's Princess' Limited Series Adaptation in Works From Joseph Cross (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking more ties with former parent News Corp., taking their show to Viacom-owned KCAL under a hefty new eight-year deal. Dodgers will jump from Fox-owned KCOP, where the team had been based since 2002. KCAL is understood to be paying more than $10 million a year for rights to broadcast […]

  • trevor noah the daily show

    'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah Gears Up for Midterm Elections - and More

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking more ties with former parent News Corp., taking their show to Viacom-owned KCAL under a hefty new eight-year deal. Dodgers will jump from Fox-owned KCOP, where the team had been based since 2002. KCAL is understood to be paying more than $10 million a year for rights to broadcast […]

  • Hell's Kitchen - Gordon Ramsay

    TV Ratings: Gordon Ramsay Carries Fox to Wednesday Win

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking more ties with former parent News Corp., taking their show to Viacom-owned KCAL under a hefty new eight-year deal. Dodgers will jump from Fox-owned KCOP, where the team had been based since 2002. KCAL is understood to be paying more than $10 million a year for rights to broadcast […]

  • Actress Ella Purnell Talks About Role

    'Sweetbitter' Actress Ella Purnell on Transition From Child to Adult Roles

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking more ties with former parent News Corp., taking their show to Viacom-owned KCAL under a hefty new eight-year deal. Dodgers will jump from Fox-owned KCOP, where the team had been based since 2002. KCAL is understood to be paying more than $10 million a year for rights to broadcast […]

  • "Augurs of Spring" -- Episode 101--

    With 'Strange Angel,' CBS All Access Advances Originals Strategy in a Weird Way

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking more ties with former parent News Corp., taking their show to Viacom-owned KCAL under a hefty new eight-year deal. Dodgers will jump from Fox-owned KCOP, where the team had been based since 2002. KCAL is understood to be paying more than $10 million a year for rights to broadcast […]

  • Seven Seconds

    Fighting the Racial Bias at the Core of Hollywood’s Cop Shows (Guest Column)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are breaking more ties with former parent News Corp., taking their show to Viacom-owned KCAL under a hefty new eight-year deal. Dodgers will jump from Fox-owned KCOP, where the team had been based since 2002. KCAL is understood to be paying more than $10 million a year for rights to broadcast […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content