It's simple business and totally separate from anything else.
This has NOTHING to do with the Blues organization. They already sold the rights to FSM, FSM simply wants Dish to pay the same extra money that Direct and the cable companies already paid.
That’s like blaming the Blues because I can’t see their games on Verse.
The Blues contracted with FSM to broadcast 70whatever games this season. Not 70whatever games if you can restructure your own contract and 40something if you don't. The Blues sold their games with either the implied or explicit agreement that FSM would broadcast them over ALL of their current contracted providers. By not forcing FSM to stand up to the original intention of the contract, they are directly involved in not getting their own games out to their fans.
They already struck their deal with Dish. The only repercussions they have is to change the terms on next year’s deal.
These terms and this situation were posted in the paper and on STL.com already this year.
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