Recovering The Satellites: MLB Announces Six-Year Extension With SiriusXM
MLB this morning announced a six-year contract extension with SiriusXM for the carrier to continue as the league's official satellite radio partner. The deal covers the '16-21 seasons. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the league and SiriusXM currently have a 11-year, $650M deal that began in '05, and it is believed the new deal builds upon that. The primary structural change in the new deal is that Premier and All-Access Sirius subscribers will now have access to every MLB regular-season and playoff game, a feature already available to XM subscribers. That enhanced availability to Sirius subscribers begins immediately. "Baseball has been an essential part of our programming lineup, and we're very happy to extend our relationship with MLB to deliver the games to our subscribers for many years to come," said SiriusXM President & Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein in a statement.