MLB completes 8-year deal with Fox, Turner Sports - New York News

MLB completes 8-year deal with Fox, Turner Sports

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NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball has agreed with Fox and Turner Sports on 8-year contracts that will run through 2021 and keep the World Series on Fox.

Fox also will retain rights to the All-Star game and a league championship series every year, and add coverage of 2 division series starting in 2014.

TBS will retain the rights to air one league championship series, two division series and one wild-card game.

The amount baseball receives from the two networks will double to an average of about $800 million annually, with Fox's share averaging about $500 million.

ESPN and MLB last month announced a new deal covering 2014-21 that will increase ESPN's average yearly payment from about $360 million to approximately $700 million.

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