New York, NY (Sports Network) - Major League Baseball has announced newtelevision agreements with broadcast partners FOX and Turner through the 2021season.
Financial terms of the new deals, which will take effect in 2014, were notdisclosed.
FOX will remain the home of the World Series and All-Star Game, while alsocontinuing to air one League Championship Series. The network will also addtwo Division Series in 2014 and will double its number of regular-seasonnational windows on Saturdays from 26 to 52.
TBS will retain one League Championship Series, two Division Series and onewild card game, while continuing to air Sunday games for the final 13 weeks ofthe season.
"I have often said in recent years that we are living in the golden age ofbaseball and that the game has never been more popular," said baseballcommissioner Bud Selig in a statement Tuesday. "But to see the unprecedentedand historic commitment these networks have made to televising Major LeagueBaseball for years to come is truly amazing. On behalf of Major LeagueBaseball, I am thrilled that we will continue our relationships with both FOXand Turner. Both networks are passionate about baseball and are committed tocovering, promoting and growing the sport, and I want to thank them for theircontinued support."
MLB and ESPN announced an eight-year agreement, starting in 2014, in August.