Play Ball: Tribune, DirecTV Sign New Carriage Deal

Pact restores games access to more than 5 million viewers

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Just in time for baseball season, Tribune Broadcasting and DirecTV signed a new carriage agreement covering Tribune's 23 TV stations in 19 markets and the national cable network WGN America.

The new deal was announced Wednesday evening, ending a four-day blackout. It restores to more than 5 million DirecTV viewers access to baseball broadcasts of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox teams on WGN-TV in Chicago and WGN America; the New York Mets on WPIX-TV in New York; the Philadelphia Phillies on WPHL-TV in Philadelphia; and the Washington Nationals on WDCW-TV in Washington, D.C.



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