SBD/October 24, 2012/Media
'13, '17 World Baseball Classic Tourneys To Air Exclusively On MLB Net In The U.S.
Published October 24, 2012
MLB and the MLB Players Association yesterday said they are retaining the U.S. English-language TV rights for the '13 and '17 World Baseball Classic tournaments exclusively for MLB Network. The move ends a prior shared alignment MLB and the union held with MLB Network and ESPN for broadcast rights of the int'l tournament. The move could serve as a further aid for the league to boost distribution of the four-year-old, league-owned network, now available in about 70 million homes. The '13 tournament will begin March 2, and conclude March 19 in S.F.
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