MLB Avoids Antitrust Hit With Single-Team Streaming Deal

Law360, New York (January 20, 2016, 11:35 PM EST) -- On the brink of what could have been a costly trial, Major League Baseball reached a settlement with fans in a class action over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold by agreeing to offer single-team online streaming packages, which experts say likely helped the league avoid what could have been a devastating judgment.

Just as a nine-day bench trial in Manhattan federal court was set to begin Tuesday, the parties came to a settlement, the full terms of which were disclosed Wednesday when they asked the court to approve it. The terms included offering single-team Internet packages on the league's online...

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