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Old 09-06-2012, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by kba View Post
Reportedly, MLB is now taking bids for its other TV package -- the games that currently are split among Fox and TBS, including most of the post-season.

Fox wants the whole package and would split the games between the Fox broadcast network and the Speed motor racing channel (which would become a general all-sports channel). TBS's bid would split the games between TBS and CBS. NBC apparently is an underdog, but might submit a bid.

According to this writer, MLB is looking for $800 million a year for the package -- double what Fox and TBS pay now.
Ugh. I hope that doesn't happen. Speed is only available with an extra sports package on my system. I would guess that it's generally less available than even the NBC Sports Channel.

Why is TBS's bid tied to CBS?

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