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The initial deal also gave Fox the rights to broadcast the 1996, 19 World Series, the 19 All-Star Games, as well as coverage of the League Championship Series (shared with NBC) and five Division Series games each year.
When Fox first began carrying baseball, it used the motto "Same game, new attitude." to promote the telecasts, which had previously been used to promote the network's National Football League coverage when it began in 1994.
NBC Sports president Ken Schanzer stated regarding its decision not to renew its contract, "We have notified Major League Baseball that we have passed on their offer and we wish them well going forward." Under the new deal, Fox would now pay an average of 7 million a year, an approximately 45% increase from the previous deal (which was worth 0 million per year) that Fox, NBC and ESPN contributed together.
CBS and ABC reportedly were not interested in buying the rights at the prices being offered by Major League Baseball.
Before NBC officially decided to part ways with Major League Baseball (for the second time in about 12 years) on September 26, 2000, Fox would have had to pay 5 million for the contract, while NBC would have paid 0 million.
With the exception of the three-year absence from 1990 to 1993, NBC had carried Major League Baseball broadcasts since 1947.
It has kept its cost escalation at a very modest number.
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In September 2000, Major League Baseball reached a six-year, US.5 billion contract with Fox that allowed it to retain rights to Saturday baseball games, and included rights to the All-Star Game, select Division Series games and exclusive coverage of the League Championship Series and World Series.
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Fox Major League Baseball (shortened to Fox MLB and also known as Major League Baseball on Fox, MLB on Fox, or MLB on FS1) a presentation of Major League Baseball (MLB) games produced by Fox Sports, the sports division of the Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox). The broadcaster has aired the World Series in 1996, 1998 and every edition since 2000, and the All-Star Game in 1997, 1999, and every year since 2001.
It has also aired the National League Championship Series and American League Championship Series on alternate years from 1996 to 2000, both from 2001 to 2006, and again on alternate years since 2007, with the National League on odd years and the American League on even years.
90% of the contract's value to Fox, which paid Major League Baseball $417 million per year under the deal, came from the postseason, which not only attracted large audiences, but also provided an opportunity for the network to showcase its fall schedule.