Fox And Major League Baseball Extend Rights Deal Through 2028

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Deadline—Reinforcing one of its live-sports tentpoles, Fox Sports has reached a 10-year, multi-platform extension with Major League Baseball. The deal keeps the World Series on Fox, which has broadcast it every year since 1996, and will step up the number of regular- and post-season games on the network starting in 2022. The deal joins others set recently by Fox for wrestling, boxing and the NFL as the company reinforces Fox’s live programming focus ahead of the close of the $71.3…

Baseball owners extend Manfred's contract, TV deal with Fox. Baseball owners have extended the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred and signed off a new television deal with Fox after two days of meetings in Atlanta. The owners put off any decision Thursday on changes that might speed games. Manfred says they prefer to reach a consensus with the...