View Full Version : Baseball Owners Approve New TV Contracts

11-16-2006, 11:39 PM
I apologize if this has already been posted as I did not see it anywhere and it might shed some light on the higher player contracts and teams willingness to pay them.

Baseball owners approve new TV contracts

By NANCY ARMOUR, AP National Writer
November 16, 2006

CHICAGO (AP) -- Major League Baseball owners on Thursday unanimously approved television contracts with Fox and TBS that run through 2013 and are worth more than $3 billion.

Under the deals, which begin next season, the World Series, All-Star games and Saturday afternoon regular-season telecasts remain on Fox. Turner Broadcasting System will show all first-round playoff games, and the two networks will share the NL and AL championship series, alternating leagues each year.

Fox will have the ALCS next year, while TBS will have the NLCS. The start of the World Series also will be pushed back three days next year, from Saturday to Tuesday.