FCC Eyes 'Extra Innings'
- MLB plays hardball with cable. Dempsey, John // Variety;2/5/2007, Vol. 405 Issue 12, p32
The article discusses a report that Major League Baseball (MLB) has turned down an offer to renew the television sports package Extra Innings on cable television, and is instead negotiating with DirecTV Inc. on a seven-year contract. The report has drawn negative reactions, most notably from...
- TO KNOW LIST 6: DirecTV is at it again. S. E. // Sporting News;2/5/2007, Vol. 231 Issue 6, p5
This article discusses the broadcasting of baseball games. A reported deal between Major League Baseball and DirecTV will make DirecTV the exclusive provider of out-of-market baseball games over a seven-year span. The article notes that many baseball fans are angry about this deal, as it forces...
- Sports talk with John Kerry. Greenberg, Steve // Sporting News;4/9/2007, Vol. 231 Issue 15, p10
The article offers an interview with U.S. Senator John Kerry on the topic of sports. When asked about a potential deal between Major League Baseball (MLB) and satelite televsion provider DirectTV, he responds that the deal seems bad. Kerry discusses holding Senate Commerce Committee meetings...
- Baseball makes pitch to China. Landreth, Jonathan // Hollywood Reporter;4/5/2010, Vol. 414 Issue 4, p4
The article reports on the live television broadcast of Major League Baseball's opening match in China.
- Let the Games BEGIN. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;6/4/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 23, p16
The article comments on the dispute between DirecTV and cable television operators over MLB Extra Innings, the subscription package of out-of-market baseball games of Major League Baseball, in the U.S. in 2007. The dispute arose from DirecTV's efforts to acquire exclusive rights to broadcast...
- THIS JUST IN. // Multichannel News;2/5/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p42
The article offers news briefs related to cable television industry in the U.S. Senator John Kerry asked Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Kevin Martin to examine the deal between Major League Baseball and DirecTV Inc. Non-profit consumer advocacy group Public Citizen questioned...
- BATTER UP! ESPN DEAL PUTS MLB IN SCORING POSITION. BLOCK, ALEX BEN // Hollywood Reporter;9/14/2012, Vol. 418 Issue 31, p20
The article reports on the deal between cable network ESPN and Major League Baseball (MLB), in which ESPN will pay 5.6 billion dollars over eight years for a package of MLB games.
- If you're not wired, you're missing out. STEIN, JEFF // Corridor Business Journal;10/27/2014, Vol. 11 Issue 14, p28
The article informs that the U.S. broadcast stations has stopped the broadcasting of cartoons on Saturday morning and the Major League Baseball playoffs, on network television, after the mandates from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to broadcast educational programmes for pre-teens.
- MLB's PR Stunt. Grossman, Ben // Broadcasting & Cable;3/12/2007, Vol. 137 Issue 11, p3
The article analyzes the announcement by Major League Baseball (MLB) that it will allow the InDemand and Dish direct satellite television networks the opportunity to bid for the package of out of town game broadcasts it has already sold to their rival Direct TV. The move is seen as a public...