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The Baseball Deal: Who Won, Who Lost and What It Means for You

  • Antitrust suit involved millions of fans, billions of dollars
  • Baseball-TV model 'will collapse sooner rather than later'

Major League Baseball, Comcast Corp. and DirecTV this week agreed to settle an antitrust lawsuit brought by fans over how games are broadcast. The class action, filed in 2012, challenged baseball’s system of granting exclusive broadcast rights to regional sports networks, barring teams from telecasting or streaming games outside their home territories, and “blacking out” games that don’t fit that picture.

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