Baseball

Chinese internet company Tencent has acquired rights for Major League Baseball as part of a broader partnership with the North American league.

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Facebook has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to stream live coverage of 25 weekday afternoon games.

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Major League Baseball has extended and expanded its wide-ranging partnership with YouTube TV, the cable-free live television service of video-sharing company YouTube.

World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe has signed its first commercial partnership through a deal with sports and betting-related services company Sportradar.

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The Chicago Cubs is keen to form its own media network after its current broadcast contracts expire, according to the Major League Baseball club’s president of business operations, Crane Kenney.

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Bob Bowman, Major League Baseball’s former president of business and media, has admitted he was “inappropriate” at times after the Wall Street Journal reported that the executive had recently been forced out after years of troubling behaviour.

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US OTT streaming service FuboTV has agreed a multi-year deal to carry programming from regional sports network NESN.

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ESPN Plus will be the name of the international sports broadcaster’s new video-streaming service that will launch in spring 2018, Bob Iger, the chief executive of parent company Disney, confirmed yesterday (Thursday).

Bob Bowman, president of business and media at North America’s Major League Baseball, is to step down from the role when his contract expires next month.

Mexican commercial broadcaster TV Azteca has agreed a rights deal with the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol to televise the country’s baseball competition on a free-to-air basis.