Time Warner Cable is considering bidding for the television rights to cover the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the situation told Bloomberg News. The New York-based company wants a deal similar to a contract signed with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this year.
Currently, News Corp.'s Fox owns the Dodger's TV rights through 2013. The Dodgers plan to file an amended media-rights procurement in the near future with a federal bankruptcy court, Dodgers spokesman Robert Siegfried told the news organization.
Last week, Frank McCourt, owner of the Dodgers since 2004, won approval to sell the team. The team, Dodger Stadium and the team's licensing agreements will now be up for sale. McCourt declared the team bankrupt in June, which began a public feud between the team and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig in court.
Whoever ends up purchasing the team would be the third owner since Peter O'Malley sold the team to News Corp. in 1998. The O'Malley family has owned the Dodgers since 1958, when they moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.