The Atlanta Braves and their fans have had to sit back and watch the last few years as team after team around the league has signed big dollar television contracts. Meanwhile, the Braves are just six years into a 20-year contract with Fox that covers 105 locally televised games on Fox Sports South and SportSouth, and is a low-dollar deal relative to these other, newer contracts. That's the bad news.
The good news is that the Braves have just signed a deal to move the 45 remaining locally televised games from Peachtree TV to the Fox South networks.
Neither the Braves nor Fox would reveal terms of the deal. But the Braves acknowledged it will somewhat improve their local TV revenue, which has been a source of concern because of long-term contracts signed before a recent explosion in rights fees.
"Suffice it to say that this is a better deal for us," Schiller said. "But we're only talking about (a change affecting) 45 games.
Atlanta Braves TV Contract Improves
Talking Chop | Feb 28