The satellite TV provider is close to snaring a package of out-of-market baseball games, but has arroused the ire of some in Congress, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.
DirecTV’s promise to deliver a planned new Major League Baseball TV channel to all the homes it serves has put it first in line to license a package of out-of-market games, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.
The story, written by Adam Thompson, says the games, packaged as Extra Innings, now appear on cable systems or Echostar’s Dish network. Their potential migration to a DirecTV has angered some fans, who will have to switch to DirecTV if they want to continue receiving the games. Senator John Kerry has called for hearings on the matter and the FCC, at his prompting, has promised to look into the deal.
WSJ Online subscribers can read the full story here.