MLB, FOX to extend TV contract

BY foxsports • September 19, 2012

Major League Baseball has reportedly agreed to eight-year extensions of its television deals with FOX Sports, Turner Sports and ESPN, beginning in 2014. The deals go through the 2021 MLB season.

FOX gains rights to one of the Division Series, which have been broadcast exclusively by TBS since 2007.

Under the new deal FOX will continue to air Saturday MLB on FOX games, one League Championship Series, the World Series and the All-Star Game.

ESPN will maintain exclusive rights for the Sunday night game. The deal also gives ESPN the rights to a wild-card game, which will rotate between the AL and NL every other year.