Comcast/OLN Eyes MLB Rights

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NEW YORK Like a hungry shark circling its prey, Comcast and its Outdoor Life Network, now referred to as OLN, are continuing a low-key but determined move to take a bite out of cable sports kingpin ESPN.

Not only did Comcast/OLN snatch away cable rights for the National Hockey League for the next several years, but it now has set its sights on landing Major League Baseball’s Sunday and Wednesday night cable package, the rights to which expire at the end of the current season.

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