ESPN And The MLB Reach New 8 Year Broadcast Deal

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    Major League Baseball and ESPN, which first began televising games in 1990, on Tuesday announced a new eight-year broadcasting agreement that greatly increases the network's studio and game content across all of its platforms.ESPN also will return to the fold in October, televising postseason baseball beginning in 2014 with one of two wild-card games per season. The network will alternate airing the American League and National League games each year. It also will have the rights to all potential regular-season tiebreaker games starting in 2014."On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am thrilled that we will continue our long-standing relationship with ESPN far into the future," commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "The level of ESPN's commitment to baseball -- both financially and through its expanded content -- is a testament to the strength of our game and its unprecedented popularity among our fans."Through its various networks and other media platforms, ESPN offers baseball fans more avenues to experience the game than ever before, and we're thankful for their continued support."

    Source: ESPN