Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, and Major League Baseball (MLB) have reached a seven-year multimedia rights extension that spans from 2022 through 2028.
TBS is to exclusively broadcast the most MLB Postseason games of any network. There’s also a new season-long Tuesday night game franchise, expansive digital rights for Bleacher Report and additional WarnerMedia platforms.
The cross-platform agreement includes digital rights across a variety of screens and platforms, including mobile, internet, tablets and connected devices. The agreement also includes TV Everywhere rights that will allow TBS to make its MLB games and related programming available to authenticated subscribers across Turner Sports platforms; increased footage and highlight rights for Turner Sports websites and apps, including Bleacher Report; and rights to create companion and ancillary products related to the TBS broadcast of regular and postseason games
The multimedia rights agreement will extend the partnership between Turner Sports and MLB to more than 50 years.
“We’re delighted to extend our long-standing relationship with Major League Baseball and all of the opportunities this agreement offers us as we broaden our coverage of the game across all of our platforms,” said Jeff Zucker, chairman of WarnerMedia News & Sports. “We will continue to further evolve our multiplatform delivery of content with a focus on storytelling and innovation in all forms.”
“As we prepare for another year of exciting October baseball, I am proud Turner Sports will continue to be a part of the Postseason as we expand on this long-term partnership,” said Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. “This agreement positions both organizations for mutual growth by continuing Postseason coverage on TBS, delivering a new Tuesday night Baseball franchise, and expanding baseball’s presence on Turner Sports’ digital platforms.”