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New MLB on TBS Tuesday Night Coverage Begins with Padres-Giants April 12

The Tuesday TBS broadcast will also include 30-minute pregame and postgame studio shows hosted by Ernie Johnson with analysts Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins, and Curtis Granderson.

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TBS’s new Tuesday night Major League Baseball coverage begins on April 12 with an exciting National League West match-up between the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. As might be expected with two West Coast teams playing, the broadcast is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET.

The new Tuesday night package is part of the new rights deal Turner agreed to with MLB for the next seven seasons, through 2028. Rather than the Sunday afternoon game TBS had been broadcasting, Turner takes over the Tuesday night telecast that had aired on ESPN, FS1, and MLB Network in recent years.

The Tuesday TBS broadcast will also include 30-minute pregame and postgame studio shows hosted by Ernie Johnson with analysts Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins, and Curtis Granderson. The same studio team debuted during last year’s MLB postseason.

Turner released its Tuesday night schedule for the 2022 MLB season’s first half, which is as follows (all times Eastern):

  • April 12 – San Diego Padres* at San Francisco Giants, 9:30 p.m.
  • April 19 – Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m.
  • April 26 – New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 3 – San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m.
  • May 10 – Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves, 7 p.m.
  • May 17 – Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox, 7 p.m.
  • May 24 – Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres, 9:30 p.m.
  • May 31 – Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees, 7 p.m.
  • June 7 – Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox*, 8 p.m.
  • June 14 – Tampa Bay Rays* at New York Yankees, 7 p.m.
  • June 21 – San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves*, 7 p.m.
  • June 28 – Hosuton Astros at New York Mets*, 7 p.m.

* Telecasts will also be available in the local participating market.

Speaking of the MLB postseason, Turner’s new broadcast deal also includes exclusive rights to one League Championship Series each season (alternating between American League and National League), and two of the four Division Series (featuring the same league in the LCS that TBS has that year).

Turner’s new MLB package also includes digital TV Everywhere rights that allows broadcasts to be viewed online and through streaming services like Roku. Footage and highlights will also be available on the Turner Sports’ website and apps such as Bleacher Report. Additionally, Turner can produce companion content with its telecasts.

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NBCUniversal CEO Expects Disney To Buy Company’s Hulu Stake

“Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal.”

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The Walt Disney Company owns 67% of Hulu. The other 33% is owned by NBCUniversal. The latter company doesn’t expect that to be the case forever.

“It’s worth a lot of money,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said in a conversation with Deadline, “and I think there’s no indication that anything else is going to happen than Disney writing us a big check.”

Hulu is primarily a platform for movies and television shows. It is a major part of Disney’s deal with the NHL though. The streaming giant is part of the package of 103 games that are exclusive to ESPN and ABC. Hulu is also a live TV provider for many. The company’s Hulu Plus Live TV package had over 4 million subscribers as of the summer of 2022.

Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal. He credits sports and content migrated from Hulu as the reason Peacock has grown to 18 million paid subscriptions since September.

Deadline reports that if Disney does want to acquire NBCUniversal’s stake in Hulu, “the price could fluctuate but will be in the tens of billions of dollars.”

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Greg Olsen Believes He and Kevin Burkhardt Can Handles Games ‘On Any Stage’

“Obviously, the bosses get paid a lot to make hard decisions. You have to obviously do what your bosses decide. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”

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Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen are on tap to call Super Bowl LVII in February, and Olsen told Front Office Sports he has the confidence to announce the game with no hesitations.

“If you’re asking me, I think Kevin and I have shown that we can handle a game on any stage – on any day. We just did it on Thanksgiving. We’ll do it again around Christmas. And obviously throughout the [NFL] Playoffs,” said Olsen. “So whatever decision they make. Obviously, the bosses get paid a lot to make hard decisions. You have to obviously do what your bosses decide. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

“But as of now, I anticipate Kevin and I, the two of us, with Erin and Tom down on the sidelines, the four of us, broadcasting the Super Bowl in February in Arizona. Until I’m told otherwise, that’s how we’re proceeding.”

Olsen also told FOS he has negotiated a new contract with FOX Sports, but declined to share details. He is slated to be replaced on the top broadcast crew once Tom Brady ends his playing career. Brady will then begin a 10-year, $375 million contract to serve as the network’s top NFL game analyst and brand ambassador.

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St. Louis Cardinals Announcer Dan McLaughlin Charged With Third DWI

It is the third time McLaughlin has been charged with DWI. He was charged with the offense twice within 13 months in 2010 and 2011.

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St. Louis Cardinals television play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin has been charged with DWI after being arrested on Sunday in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police received at least two phone calls from concerned drivers that a white BMW was driving erratically, with one caller saying it was driving into oncoming traffic.

It is the third time McLaughlin has been charged with DWI. He was charged with the offense twice within 13 months in 2010 and 2011.

Bally Sports Midwest and the released a joint statement Monday.

“We have been made aware that Dan McLaughlin was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on Sunday night.. We are very disappointed to hear this, and are working to gather additional information before offering further comment.”

McLaughlin, 48, has served as the voice of the Cardinals for 24 years.

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