Let the Games BEGIN

Umstead, R. Thomas
June 2007
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 games under the MLB Extra Innings package.


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