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Major League Baseball has finalized a seven-year media-rights deal with Turner Sports worth more than $3.7bn (€3.2bn), keeping the WarnerMedia-owned outlet in the fold as one of the league’s key partners.

Major League Baseball has been awarded more than $6m (€5.1

Major League Baseball this week is widely debuting the MLB Film Room, a new digital video archive product aimed at enabling far greater user customization and distribution of the the league’s extensive f…

Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals have renewed their local rights agreement with Fox Sports Kansas City, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, in a multiyear deal.

ESPN will continue to air the Little League World Series, one of the foremost events in US youth sports, through 2030, as part of a newly signed, eight-year contract extension

Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners and local television partner Root Sports have debuted a series of production enhancements typically reserved for national-level broadcasts.

Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for Major League Baseball and the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament in separate deals

Production and media rights agency Mediapro will handle the production of all matches from the 2020-21 season of baseball’s Mexican Pacific League (LMP), with pay-television broadcaster Sky Mexico to a…

Major League Baseball said it has set several new league records for streaming of its live games during the start of the amended 2020 regular season
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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

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has retained rights to Major League Baseball in France and across 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa

Fox Sports has revealed it will utilize virtual fans during its Major League Baseball broadcasts in the widespread absence of spectators at games during the rescheduled season

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has agreed a two-season rights deal to cover Major League Baseball in Italy. The deal takes in the impending 2020 season, as well as the 2021 campaign

Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks said they generated more than 83,000 digital page views for a webcast of its July 13 intrasquad game, a total representing by far the team’s most-watched vid…

Fox Sports executives are expecting a ratings bump of about 40 per cent for the start later this month of its coverage of the revised 2020 Major League Baseball schedule

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

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