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MLB Points Assertion Responding to Chapter of Regional TV Broadcasters

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVMarch 15, 2023Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty ImagesMajor League Baseball issued a statement Tuesday night assuring its fans it will make sure its games are broadcasted during the 2023 season despite Diamond Sports Group declaring for bankruptcy.Travis Sawchik of the Score shared the statement:Travis Sawchik @Travis_SawchikMLB statement re: Diamond’s Chapter 11

MLB Points Assertion Responding to Chapter of Regional TV Broadcasters

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVMarch 15, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 21: A closeup view of the Major League Baseball logo as rain falls prior to a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on August 21, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. The game was postponed due to unsafe field conditions. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

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Main League Baseball issued an announcement Tuesday evening assuring its followers it should make certain its video games are broadcasted in the course of the 2023 season regardless of Diamond Sports activities Group declaring for chapter.

Travis Sawchik of the Rating shared the assertion:

Travis Sawchik @Travis_Sawchik

MLB assertion re: Diamond’s Chapter 11 submitting

“Regardless of Diamond’s financial state of affairs, there may be each expectation that they may proceed televising all video games they’re dedicated to in the course of the chapter course of,” the assertion mentioned partially.

“Main League Baseball is able to produce and distribute video games of their native markets within the occasion that Diamond or some other regional sports activities community is unable to take action as required by their settlement with our golf equipment.”

Alden Gonzalez of ESPN famous Diamond Sports activities Group is a Sinclair subsidiary that owns regional sports activities networks that broadcast 14 MLB groups. If it doesn’t proceed to pay these groups their owed rights charges, the golf equipment can break their contracts.

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Diamond Sports activities Group controls the regional sports activities networks for 42 sports activities groups in complete, a few of which play within the Nationwide Hockey League and the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation.

Listed here are the 14 groups it has an settlement with in MLB:

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Detroit Tigers 
  • Miami Marlins 
  • Cleveland Guardians 
  • Kansas Metropolis Royals 
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Minnesota Twins 
  • Cincinnati Reds 
  • San Diego Padres 
  • Los Angeles Angels 
  • Atlanta Braves 
  • Texas Rangers 
  • Tampa Bay Rays 
  • Milwaukee Brewers

Gonzalez defined Diamond is going through greater than $8 billion in debt however plans on working in the course of the chapter course of partially with $425 million in money it possesses.

Gonzalez additionally cited a supply who mentioned MLB would finally favor to regulate broadcast rights for each staff underneath one umbrella, which might assist it handle blackouts and make it much less reliant on different corporations that will have monetary points.

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