MLB announces new TV deals with FOX, Turner
By: Athlon Sports | 10/2/12, 12:14 PM EDT
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Major League Baseball has announced new television agreements with broadcast partners FOX and Turner through the 2021 season.
Financial terms of the new deals, which will take effect in 2014, were not disclosed.
FOX will remain the home of the World Series and All-Star Game, while also continuing to air one League Championship Series. The network will also add two Division Series in 2014 and will double its number of regular-season national windows on Saturdays from 26 to 52.
TBS will retain one League Championship Series, two Division Series and one wild card game, while continuing to air Sunday games for the final 13 weeks of the season.
"I have often said in recent years that we are living in the golden age of baseball and that the game has never been more popular," said baseball commissioner Bud Selig in a statement Tuesday. "But to see the unprecedented and historic commitment these networks have made to televising Major League Baseball for years to come is truly amazing. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am thrilled that we will continue our relationships with both FOX and Turner. Both networks are passionate about baseball and are committed to covering, promoting and growing the sport, and I want to thank them for their continued support."
MLB and ESPN announced an eight-year agreement, starting in 2014, in August.
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