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Monday, May 20, 2024

MLB Out of Patience with Diamond Sports Group

  • MLB has made moves to compel DSG to declare which teams it intends to broadcast next season.
  • This comes after scrambling to find broadcasting plans for the Padres and Diamondbacks earlier this year.
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Major League Baseball has made legal filings to compel Diamond Sports Group to declare which of the 12 teams for whom it has local broadcast rights it intends to broadcast in the 2024 season. MLB wants more time to prepare its media landscape after having to scramble when DSG dropped its broadcasts of the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks mid-season in 2023.

We also look into the intrigue around Endeavor bidding for a piece of the PGA Tour, the sports talk morning show wars, and the Connor Bedard effect on ratings.

Later, Ben Pickman, staff writer for The Athletic, joins to discuss the WNBA finals and the state of the league as it looks toward, expansion, its next set of media deals, and the potential for new CBA negotiations in 2025.

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