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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cards, Fox Sports Midwest reach lucrative TV deal : Sports

It’s raining money in St. Louis!

Capitalizing on their history of success and baseball’s skyrocketing value as real-time TV, the Cardinals have reached a deal with Fox Sports Midwest that will guarantee the team more than $1 billion and assert for years to come their televised presence in a broad, devoted region.

The team and its exclusive local broadcast partner are expected to announce a new, 15-year agreement Thursday morning, officials on both sides confirmed. The new deal will begin with the 2018 season, continue to feature as many as 150 televised regular-season games, and also provides the Cardinals with a minority stake in the network.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 30, 2015 at 09:20 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

I pay for MLB.TV package. I can watch every game except the Red Sox. If the local game included the local commercials, how is the team penalized? This makes no sense to me as well.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2015 at 09:45 AM | 28 comment(s)
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