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After the Orioles agreed to share their television territory with the Nationals, another controversy arose with television rights.Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic, the Orioles' cable partner since 1984, dating back to its days as Home Team Sports (which until 2000, was formerly co-owned with WJZ-TV under Group W and later CBS) maintained a ten-year cable television contract to broadcast Orioles games through the 2006 season.MASN serves as the regional cable television home of Georgetown Hoyas and George Mason Patriots and UNC Wilmington Seahawks basketball games, as well as Big East and Big South basketball and football, and Colonial Athletic Association basketball games, the annual BB&T Classic and coaches shows for regional NCAA teams.It also serves as an independent regional sports network, carrying a sizeable amount of college sports programming distributed by various syndicators including college basketball games from the Atlantic-10 Conference, America East Conference, Big 12 Conference, Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference, Northeast Conference and Southern Conference; college football games from the American Athletic Conference, Ivy League and the Sunbelt Conference; and games from the American Athletic Conference, Big South Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Patriot League and Western Athletic Conference in both sports.C., in 2004 as the Nationals, issues arose regarding television rights for the new franchise.The Orioles have had a sizable following in the Washington area since moving from St.As part of the deal, the Nationals' stake in the network would increase to 33% over 23 years.Under the current arrangement, MASN paid the Nationals million to broadcast their games in 2005.
In addition to nationally distributed college sports events, MASN carries other national programming from Fox Sports Networks including golf and outdoor programs, horse racing, poker, and NASCAR events.In 2010, MASN relaunched The John Riggins Show, a daily sports talk show hosted by the Washington Redskins hall of famer, who was previously with the network from 2006 to 2008.In addition to an afternoon drive program, Riggins hosted Riggo's Postgame Xtra, which aired after each Redskins game.MASN's broadcasting relationship with the Ravens ended after the 2009 NFL season.
The network televises 275 collegiate sporting events each year from NCAA Division I teams in football, basketball and lacrosse.
Since 2009, MASN has utilized five broadcasters to provide simultaneous coverage of the Beltway Series, using the network's on-air staffs for the respective teams whenever the Orioles and Nationals play one another.