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MLB TV deals prove baseball is thriving

The long-anticipated broadcast rights deals formally announced among Fox, Turner Sports, and Major League Baseball Tuesday involved big commitments and bigger money, with baseball receiving in the ballpark of $800 million annually from the two networks on eight-year extensions though the 2021 season.

The renewals with Fox and Turner, which were first reported by USA Today last month, follow a similar rights extension MLB signed with ESPN in August.

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