2nd Homerun—MLB Inks 8-year Deal with Fox, Turner Sports
As expected, MLB reached a new 8-year multiplatform deal starting ’14 with Fox and Turner Tues, following its agreement with ESPN in Aug. The deal, which will give MLB products more visibility across platforms, comes with a bigger price tag: combined with the ESPN contract, the league will earn $12.4bln over the 8 years, doubling the its previous TV rights fees, said MLB Commissioner Bud Selig on a conference call Tues. The agreement also seems to position Fox well for a highly anticipated national sports network. More on the deal’s specifics.