The long-reported Major League Baseball television rights extensions with Fox Sports and Turner Sports will be announced today, according to Sports Business Daily.
Terms of the deal were first reported nearly two weeks ago. The FOX broadcast network is expected to continue televising the World Series, one League Championship Series, the MLB All-Star Game, and the regular season “Game of the Week.” Fox Sports has one key addition, acquiring rights to two of the four Division Series.
Corporate sibling Fox Sports 1, currently the Speed Channel, would air some Saturday games and portions of the Division Series.
TBS, meanwhile, is expected to have its game inventory sliced in half. The network would carry 13 regular season games (down from 26), one Wild Card game (down from two) and two Division Series (down from four). TBS would continue to air one League Championship Series per year.
ESPN has already announced an eight-year rights extension with Major League Baseball.
(Tuesday’s news from Sports Business Daily)