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MLB: Report: MLB, Barstool Sports discuss live game broadcast deal

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Major League Baseball and Barstool Sports are discussing a deal that would involve a live broadcasting agreement for midweek games, the New York Post reported Monday.

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy said last week the company was talking with “major leagues” about a broadcasting deal on its platforms. Already the company has an agreement to carry a college football bowl game and parent company Penn National finalized a deal to acquire theScore sports app and content provider for $2 billion in cash and stock.

Penn National also owns and operates sportsbooks.

MLB has active national broadcasting deals with ESPN, FOX and Turner.

The ESPN contract doesn’t include regular Monday and Wednesday broadcasts, and reports linked YouTube and Amazon to potential MLB weekday deals.

Barstool was founded in 2003 and embraces the intersection between sports, gambling, lifestyle and popular culture. Barstool has also been criticized as misogynistic and xenophobic.

–Field Level Media

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