So Sinclair pays the leagues for the broadcast rights, and then the leagues pay Sinclair for the out of market use of Sinclair's broadcasts? It seems like that would all be included in the rights contract.From the article:
Sinclair’s out-of-market agreements with the NBA and NHL are up after this season and face lengthy negotiations. The agreements dicate how much Sinclair will pay those leagues to show games outside of a team’s designated market.
Umm, Sinclair doesn't carry NBA or NHL games out-of-market. Sinclair PRODUCES games for its various RSNs which are then included in the out-of-market packages. The agreement that is coming us is about how much Sinclair WILL BE PAID for this, not how much it pays.