Report: Steve Ballmer turns down $60-million TV offer from Prime Ticket

Steve Ballmer

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer looks on prior to Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston on May 17.

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Clippers owner Steve Ballmer reportedly turned down a $60-million offer from Fox Sports’ Prime Ticket, according to the New York Post.

Prime Ticket has a deal with the Clippers through the 2015-16 season and currently pays the team $25 million a year.

According to the Post, Ballmer intends to start his own streaming network. If he were to do that, he would be the first owner of a major U.S. sports team to broadcast games over a web-based service instead of a traditional satellite company.

Currently, Prime Ticket airs Clippers games to roughly 5 million homes around Los Angeles.


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