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Fox, Turner Close To Renewal For MLB Packages; MLB Net Could Get LDS Games
Published September 20, 2012
TBS STILL SUPER? In N.Y., Richard Sandomir reports TBS will "get fewer games in its pending deal." TBS is to carry "only 13 Sunday afternoon games under the new contract, down from 26." The net also has "gotten extensive new digital rights that will help its newly acquired Bleacher Report site." Also, its Sunday games "will no longer be blacked out in the markets of the two teams that are playing" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/20). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Matthew Futterman notes, "During the past two years, the major sports organizations, popular teams and even college football conferences have been able to garner 60% to 100% increases in the guaranteed revenues they receive from media companies" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/20).