'Extra Innings' Still In Play

Umstead, R. Thomas
February 2007
Multichannel News;2/19/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p2
The article reports on the negotiations made by Major League Baseball (MLB) with DirectTV and cable operators to secure out-of-market packages of live games. Multiple-system operators (MSO) said that, the cable industry made a last-minute pitch to significantly increase the industry's subscriber commitment to the leagues proposed channel. However, it was found out that, there is a possibility that MLB will announce an exclusive Extra Innings distribution deal with DirecTV.


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