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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.MASN also serves as an affiliate for the American Sports Network.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.Because of this, the Orioles and MASN claimed to be simply bringing their rights in-house.On July 27, 2005, after argument by Baltimore attorney Arnold M. Thompson threw out Comcast's lawsuit, ruling that the clause in Comcast's contract with the Orioles had not been triggered.When MASN announced plans to move Orioles broadcasts to MASN, CSN Mid-Atlantic (by then, a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast) sued the Orioles seeking enforcement of a clause in its contract with the team, which Comcast Sports Net claimed allowed them the exclusive right of first and last refusal on future television contracts.MASN and the Orioles, however, claimed that MASN is a trade name for TCR Sports Broadcasting Holding, which was established in 1996 to sell all of the Orioles television rights, which resulted in the sale of the ten-year deal to HTS.

Under the current arrangement, MASN paid the Nationals million to broadcast their games in 2005.MASN announced that it would launch a full-time HD feed on September 16, 2008, and televise 200 Major League Baseball games in HD in 2009.In 2012, all sports telecasts on the network began to be letterboxed on the network's standard definition feed via the #10 Active Format Description tag format, with graphics framed for 16:9 widescreen displays rather than the 4:3 safe area; games produced by MASN on WDCW and WJZ-TV utilize 4:3-optimized graphics to accommodate standard definition viewers.The same month that the Lerners acquired minority interest in MASN, the network, which originally broadcast mainly during Orioles and Nationals games, converted into a 24-hour channel with an expanded roster of collegiate sports events, local and national programming to supplement the Nationals and Orioles games outside of the Major League Baseball season.It has become a strong competitor to the area's dominant regional sports network, Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic.