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Major League Baseball is closing in on a seven-year media rights extension with WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports that would be worth in excess of $3.5bn, according to industry sources.

Major League Baseball, making its public-facing re-entry from the Covid-19 pandemic with its First-Year Player Draft this week, continued the sports industry’s run of strong ratings increases among a c…

Mediapro, the production and rights agency group, has reached a short-form content distribution deal with Wave, the sports social media content company, covering leading Liga MX football clubs and WBSC…

The 2020 Major League Baseball Draft will be held remotely on June 10-11 and carried on multiple networks for the first time, it has been announced

Sports streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Japan for Nippon Professional Baseball pre-season practice matches ahead of the 2020 season start on June 19

Global sports broadcaster ESPN has added coverage in 130 international territories to its existing US rights deal with the Korean Baseball Organisation

Live baseball is returning to US audiences following the completion of a new media rights deal between ESPN and the Eclat Media Group for rights to South Korea’s KBO League.

ESPN's plans to acquire rights to the Korean Baseball Organisation's domestic league are reported to have stalled after the US-based sports broadcaster is said to have attempted to acquire the rights free…

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Taiwan has hailed the strong audiences generated by its global live streams of Taiwanese basketball and baseball last weekend
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Major League Baseball has secured a domestic renewal with Turner Sports for the 2022-28 cycle worth over 50 per cent more than the broadcaster’s current outlay. But the league is looking to boost rights revenues further, with plans to significantly expand the postseason.

The emergence of a ‘digital consortium’ to rival the long-standing Korea Pool of free-to-air broadcasters led the Korea Baseball Organisation to record-breaking rights income for its new cycle in the most recently concluded deals. But local industry experts see the digital consortium (DC) deal as a one-off and do not expect it to become a major player in the sports media-rights market.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of Major League Baseball

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of Major League Baseball

US sports broadcaster ESPN is said to have approached the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) on the possibility of transmitting South Korean baseball games to its American audience

Taiwan’s baseball and football leagues began their 2020 seasons behind closed doors at the weekend, joining the small group of sports globally that are continuing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

SportsNet LA, the regional sports network devoted to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, will finally be carried on DirecTV and other multichannel video distribution platforms controlled by A…

Major League Baseball has expanded its international rights deal with ESPN to cover more territories in Europe and Africa

The Korea Baseball Organization has launched a tender for the distribution of its media rights in territories outside Korea, covering the 2020 to 2023 seasons

US sports-focused streaming service fuboTV has added NHL Network, MLB Network and MLB Strike Zone to its offering

Prominent streaming platform and YES Network investor to simulcast local OTA games

Marquee Sports Network, the long-planned regional sports network from Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, debuted over the Feb.

ESPN has reset its announcer team for its flagship Major League Baseball broadcast property, Sunday Night Baseball, going with a two-man booth

Texas-based sports streaming operator FloSports has created a new centralized platform for its baseball content where more than 700 collegiate and youth league games will be shown this upcoming season

Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has hired Major League Baseball’s James Johnson to the role of vice-president, Americas business development within its Live division.

The Korea Baseball Organisation has agreed a domestic media rights deal with the country's three main free-to-air broadcasters worth KRW54bn ($45m) per season for the four seasons from 2020 to 2023, according…

Agency to provide media rights evaluation and counsel to Latin American winter baseball leagues

The New York Yankees are reportedly looking to partner with e-commerce giant Amazon to become the first Major League Baseball team to offer games to in-market viewers without a cable TV subscription.

Agency to aid affiliated minors in striking new distribution opportunities

Facebook is exclusively live streaming in the US all 32 games from the World Baseball Softball Confederation's 2019 Premier12 national team baseball tournament, which started on Saturday in Mexico

Major League Baseball and Fox Sports narrowly avoided setting a record for the least-watched World Series opener ever on US television

Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates have signed a multi-year extension of their local TV rights deal with AT&T SportsNet, the second such team to do so with the network in the past week.

Major League Baseball this season posted a series of gains in linear and digital television consumption, contrasting with the sport’s ongoing attendance decline.

League to distribute live streamed game into quartet of prominent international baseball markets

Prominent MLB team partners with Amazon, Sinclair, other investors for top-watched US RSN

Special event on social media network marks the first time the MLB program has been shown to non-subscribers since March debut

Spanish agency Mediapro has secured exclusive media rights across the Americas until 2022 for all of the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s flagship international competitions.

NY judge uncertain whether he can overturn a MLB arbitration ruling in favor of Washington Nationals