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New MLB TV Rights Deal, Staying With FOX

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by ifmanis5, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member


    More Joe Buck coming your way. Interested to see what the 'expanding digital rights' part means.
  2. shawnrbu

    shawnrbu Member SoSH Member

    Did MLB make sure to negotiate in the contract that they tell FOX when to put the games on so we don't have a repeat of this year with NLCS Game 4 having a 9 PM start time on a Tuesday on a garbage network like FS1?
  3. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

    Please no more early round games on MLB Network and get the hell off of TBS. MLB sometimes is ran like a 2nd rate operation. How can you not have all the games on network TV?
  4. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

    I don't think that's an MLB "problem", it's a sports "problem". And I put problem in quotes because it seems that this is the new reality. Unless it's the Championship or close to it, the first few rounds of the playoffs are on cable. It's been like that for a while. The first rounds of the NBA games are on ESPN or even on the teams' cable channels. Same with the NHL, though instead of ESPN; it's on NBC Sports. I think that there is at least one or two first round games on ESPN for the NFL.

    Once things get serious, then it goes to a prime-time broadcast. Baseball, especially with the numbers it did last post season, should have no quarrel with being treated the same.
  5. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

    Agreed, see Russo's rant also.
    Fox should also move Smoltz down to the B team and move in someone with an actual pulse.
  6. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

    I'd rather have the games on TBS than FS1
  7. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

    What tangible difference is there between the two outside of graphics and the studio show?
  8. bosockboy

    bosockboy Member SoSH Member

    MLB has a huge struggle competing with the NFL (3 nights a week) and college football on weekends.

    I'm sure the additional cable outlets and overlapping games has a lot to do with that.
  9. JimD

    JimD Member SoSH Member

  10. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

    I think it's more that live sports rights in general have gotten more valuable in today's TV landscape.
  11. j-man

    j-man Member

    all games need to be on mlb network

    if i ran mlb here is what i wouild do

    1 day postseason games are back or games start no later than 6 30 est for 1 game 3 est for 2 games
    2 if a team is up by 10 runs or more after 7 inn it can be call final reg season only
    3 DH in both legers
    4 1 doubleheaders every 2 weeks for each game for the first 90 games non div opp
    5 reg season only after 10 inn if game is tied 11 inn runner on 1st no outs 12 inning 1st and 2nd no outs 13 inn bases loaded no outs
  12. rmurph3

    rmurph3 Member SoSH Member


    Apologies if this is the wrong place... thought we had a specific thread for MLB.tv, but I couldn't find it.

    I just got email from the Sox saying that, as a benefit of my season ticket package (10th man plan), I'm getting MLB.tv for free this year. Seems like a pretty major benefit, which is cool. Surprised this hadn't come to light before.
  13. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Here’s the thread:


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