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Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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MLB, Dish Network Sign Multiyear Renewal That Includes Extra Innings, Strike Zone

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

MLB and MLBAM have struck a large-scale multiyear renewal with Dish Network that includes the launch of MLB Extra Innings, baseball's linear out-of-market package, on Dish and authenticated access to its digital counterpart, MLB.tv. The deal includes access to MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zon...

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