The Phoenix Suns sued over accusations of breach of contract


On Wednesday, Diamond Sports Group, the nation’s largest owner of regional cable networks, sued the Phoenix Suns, alleging that the team breached the contract it agreed to, after the team agreed to offer new broadcast rights that would be able to During which matches are lifted from cable and shown on TV and live broadcast.

Diamond is suing the Phoenix Suns to block a new TV deal

The rights deal, announced last week, was a radical departure from the past three decades in sports television, in which every NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball team is broadcast locally through a regional cable sports network.

Under the deal, games from the WNBA’s “The Suns” and “Phoenix Mercury” will be available for free on over-the-air television or through a broadcast package.

However, Diamond’s owners, who entered into a rights deal with the Suns that ran through the end of last season, argue that the Suns did not properly terminate their previous agreement.

According to the lawsuit, Diamond did not obtain a contractual right to analyze or match the new deal.

On this basis, Diamond has requested that the new deal with Suns be halted immediately, and has indicated in court filings that it may seek compensation.

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