We've been waiting for this day for quite a while: with MLB's new TV deals with Fox and Turner, Saturday blackouts with Fox have been eliminated. This was the bane of many fans' existence, and starting in 2014, no one is going to have to worry about it again. Keep in mind that blackouts will still be in effect next season, but that will be the last year for that nightmare.
Other interesting tidbits that have come out today with the official signing of the new TV contracts include the final tally of rights fees doubling for MLB across the board. MLB Network will continue to air two Division Series games per season through the 2021 season, while also picking up coverage of the Futures Game and All-Star Selection Show starting in 2014. The selection show previously aired on TBS, while ESPN had the rights to the Futures game as part of their All-Star Weekend coverage.
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