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Proposed Settlement Reached in Major League Baseball Broadcasting Class Action

Jan 19, 2016

On the day trial was set to begin in a class action challenging Major League Baseball’s broadcast practices, the parties submitted a proposed settlement agreement to Judge Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Here is a sampling of media reaction to the proposed settlement:

Josh Kosman in The New York Post: MLB to lower streaming price, allow single-team packages

http://nypost.com/2016/01/19/mlb-to-lower-streaming-price-allow-single-team-packages/

Jeff John Roberts in Fortune Magazine: Baseball Fans Will Get Cheaper Prices in MLB Settlement, ‘Blackouts’ Remain

http://fortune.com/2016/01/19/mlb-blackout-settlement/

Eriq Gardner in The Hollywood Reporter: Baseball Fans Reach Settlement Over MLB Telecasts on Verge of Antitrust Trial

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/baseball-fans-reach-settlement-mlb-857077

Zachary Zagger in Law 360: MLB, Fans Settle TV Antitrust Class Action Just Before Trial

http://www.law360.com/articles/747618/breaking-mlb-fans-settle-tv-antitrust-class-action-just-before-trial

Mike Axisa for CBS Sports: Lawsuit settlement lowers MLB.tv price, adds limited in-market streaming

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25454982/lawsuit-settlement-lowers-mlbtv-price-adds-limited-in-market-streaming

Sports Illustrated: Major League Baseball settles lawsuit over television blackouts

http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/01/19/garber-case-settlement-tv-packages

Maury Brown in Forbes: What MLB’s Legal Settlement Over TV Broadcasts Means For Fans

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2016/01/19/what-mlbs-legal-settlement-over-tv-broadcasts-means-for-fans/#4d87ae902c06