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Written by The Staff   
Friday, 19 January 2007 16:00

DirecTVAs Maury Brown covered in detail on Baseball Prospectus, and followed up here on The Biz of Baseball, MLB is about to come to an agreement with DirecTV to make them the exclusive television carrier of MLB Extra Innings. Richard Sandomir of the NY Times reports more details on the deal, including a 24-hour baseball only channel:

Extra Innings has been available to 75 million cable households and the two satellite services, DirecTV and the Dish Network. But the new agreement will take it off cable and Dish because DirecTV has agreed to pay $700 million over seven years, according to three executives briefed on the details of the contract but not authorized to speak about them publicly.

A 24-hour baseball-only channel is slated to start in 2009, according to the report. 

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