Cable & Telecom

SPORTS TELEVISION: Rogers brings MLB Network to Canada, extends rights deal with MLB

TORONTO - Rogers Communications has launched baseball channel MLB Network as part of an extension of its partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) that also includes an eight-year multiplatform broadcast rights extension with MLB, MLB Advanced Media and Sportsnet through 2021.MLB Network, the 24-hour network dedicated to all things baseball, launched Wednesday on Rogers’ Ontario-based digital cable systems.  It is available on channel 415 to customers who subscribe to its Digital VIP package, and will appear in free preview through the end of April.  The channel’s year-round programming includes live games, news, highlights, and analysis.The new agreement between MLB, MLB...