ESPN Bringing Major League Baseball to Xbox Live
ESPN and Major League Baseball Advanced Media have extended their new-media rights deal, which will see the cable network bring Major League Baseball coverage to numerous platforms including Xbox Live through 2013.
The financial terms of the deal and specifics of the baseball content headed to Xbox Live were not disclosed.
“This agreement further solidifies the great relationship we have with Major League Baseball and together with our television deal, allows us to bring the game of baseball to more fans than ever before,” said ESPN president George Bodenheimer.
“Our goal is always to deliver sports to fans across any platform, and this is yet another agreement that fulfills that strategy.”
In November 2007 Microsoft announced a deal with ESPN allowing Xbox Live users to purchase and download a range of the network’s sports programming, including full, commercial free ESPN NCAA basketball and football games.