MLB looking to ease up blackout rules

Major League Baseball appears set to pull back on its blackout restrictions for its MLB.tv streaming platform, according to the AP, starting next season. MLBAM chief Bob Bowman said he is optimistic that a deal could be reached soon with various cable operators and channels to make it happen, although, in addition to an MLB.TV subscription, fans would additionally need a cable or satellite TV subscription to view hometown teams. He added in the report that it’s possible only some networks will agree to participate, so some blackouts would remain in place.

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