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More on MLB's DirecTV deal

Posted at 10:52 AM on January 29, 2007 by Ben Tesch

Another direct hit to MLB
Doesn't the NFL offer its popular out-of-market package, Sunday Ticket, only to DirecTV, thus doing exactly what baseball is proposing?

That exclusivity, for which DirecTV now pays the NFL $700 million per year, long has annoyed cable companies, but it hasn't caused much of a peep from consumers.

Why? Because Sunday Ticket always has been a DirecTV exclusive, so the NFL never snatched away a product people already had.

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