Fans Look To Enforce MLB Broadcast Settlement

Law360, New York (May 1, 2017, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Fans that settled an antitrust class action with Major League Baseball last year over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, urged a New York federal court Monday to force the league to comply with the settlement agreement.

The fans filed a motion to enforce the settlement, which was inked in January 2016 over allegations that MLB’s long-standing policy of only selling leaguewide cable and online game packages, as well as its territorial blackout policies, violated federal antitrust law. The league agreed to offer single-team packages for its online streaming service MLB.tv through the settlement, and also said it would work with...

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