I just received an advisory that Major League Baseball will announce its new media deals with Fox Sports and Turner Sports at midday today. Some details of the Fox’s and Turner’s deals have leaked already, but we’ll get confirmation of what both companies will air starting in 2014.
Whether or not there will be additional details released, MLB will double its cash haul from ESPN, Fox and Turner starting in 2014. In addition, there will be stability as the same TV partners in this current contract that expires in 2013 will remain through 2021.
I’ll monitor the media conference call later and post the announcements from Fox and Turner when they become available.