Kerry had asked Martin to investigate the "proposed $700 million television deal that could deny many consumers the ability to watch their favorite teams."
Martin, in reply, wrote Kerry: "I share your concerns regarding this proposed deal."
The chairman added that he understood the package had been available to 75 million cable and satellite viewers for the past several years, and would only be viewable by DirecTV customers if a deal were signed.
"I am concerned whenever consumers cannot purchase the programming they want or are forced to purchase programming they don't want," Martin wrote.
The deal with DirecTV is still just a proposal. It has not been formally announced.
Not that people don't want to complain about it. I've made peace with it.