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ESPN and FOX Unveil 2024 Major League Baseball Season Schedules

FOX and ESPN have both released their broadcasting schedules for the 2024 Major League Baseball season, but only until about Labor Day.

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FOX and ESPN have both released their broadcasting schedules for the 2024 Major League Baseball season. Both networks revealed their schedules until around Labor Day.

ESPN will exclusively televise MLB’s opening night on Thursday, March 28, when the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers take on the Chicago Cubs. FOX will take over the weekend of March 30 with a trio of matchups. Action begins with Braves/Phillies at 4 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes. Later that day, baseball fans will see either Yankees/Astros or Giants/Padres at 7 PM ET on FOX.

Seasonal highlights on ESPN include:

  • Appearances by Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge, World Series M.V.P. Corey Seager, Juan Soto, Mookie Betts, Manny Machado, Ronald Acuña Jr., Yordan Álvarez, and more
  • MLB Little League Classic features the Yankees and Tigers in their first trip to Williamsport, PA
  • An American League Championship rematch on April 7 when the Houston Astros visit the Rangers
  • Aaron Judge vs. Shohei Ohtani on June 9 when the New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time in four years at Yankee Stadium
  • Legendary rivals meet on June 16 when the Boston Red Sox host the Yankees
  • A May 26 matchup between rivals when the Chicago Cubs visit the St. Louis Cardinals
  • The Chicago Cubs make a rare Fenway Park appearance as they visit the Red Sox for the fourth time since the 1918 World Series on April 28
  • Three appearances each by the Dodgers and the Yankees
  • Two appearances each by the Rangers, Red Sox, Cubs, and Cardinals

FOX seasonal highlights include:

  • The 2024 MLB All-Star Game in Arlington, TX on Tuesday, July 16
  • The Phillies and Mets clash during the first game of the 2024 MLB World Tour: London Series. The action at London Stadium begins on Saturday, June 8
  • FOX hosts its own Dodgers/Yankees game on Saturday, June 8
  • The Giants and Cardinals meet at Rickwood Field as the league pays tribute to the Negro Leagues and its greatest living player – National Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays on Thursday, June 20. Rickwood Field is the oldest professional ballpark in America and was the former home to the Birmingham Black Barons

ESPN MLB Schedule

DateTime (ET)GamePlatforms
March 317 p.m.St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
April 77 p.m.Houston Astros vs. Texas RangersESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
April 147 p.m.San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles DodgersESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
April 217 p.m.Texas Rangers vs. Atlanta BravesESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
April 287 p.m.Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red SoxESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
May 267 p.m.Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis CardinalsESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
June 97 p.m.Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York YankeesESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
June 167 p.m.New York Yankees vs. Boston Red SoxESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
August 187 p.m.MLB Little League Classic: New York Yankees vs. Detroit TigersESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App

FOX MLB Schedule

DateAway TeamHome TeamTime (ET)Network
March 30Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
March 30New York YankeesHouston Astros7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
March 30San Francisco GiantsSan Diego Padres7:00 PMFOX
April 1Texas RangersTampa Bay Rays6:30 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
April 6Los Angeles DodgersChicago Cubs4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
April 13Texas RangersHouston Astros4:00 PMFS1
April 18Arizona DiamondbacksSan Francisco Giants9:30 PMFS1
April 20New York MetsLos Angeles Dodgers4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
April 22Chicago White SoxMinnesota Twins7:30 PMFS1
April 27St. Louis CardinalsNew York Mets4:00 PMFOX
April 27Cincinnati RedsTexas Rangers4:00 PMFOX
April 27Arizona DiamondbacksSeattle Mariners9:30 PMFS1
April 29Minnesota TwinsChicago White Sox7:30 PMFS1
May 4Seattle MarinersHouston Astros7:00 PMFOX
May 4New York MetsTampa Bay Rays7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
May 6Detroit TigersCleveland Guardians6:00 PMFS1
May 8Arizona DiamondbacksCincinnati Reds6:30 PMFS1
May 9Kansas City RoyalsLos Angeles Angels9:30 PMFS1
May 11Atlanta BravesNew York Mets4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
May 11St. Louis CardinalsMilwaukee Brewers7:00 PMFOX
May 11Cincinnati RedsSan Francisco Giants7:00 PMFOX
May 18Seattle MarinersBaltimore Orioles4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
May 18San Diego PadresAtlanta Braves7:00 PMFOX
May 18Los Angeles AngelsTexas Rangers7:00 PMFOX
May 20Detroit TigersKansas City Royals7:30 PMFS1
May 25Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals7:00 PMFOX
May 25Los Angeles DodgersCincinnati Reds7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
May 25Miami MarlinsArizona Diamondbacks10:00 PMFS1
June 1St. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia Phillies7:00 PMFOX
June 1Los Angeles AngelsSeattle Mariners7:00 PMFOX
June 1Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs7:00 PMFOX
June 3San Francisco GiantsArizona Diamondbacks9:30 PMFS1
June 5San Diego PadresLos Angeles Angels9:30 PMFS1
June 8Philadelphia PhilliesNew York Mets1:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
June 8Los Angeles DodgersNew York Yankees7:30 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
June 8Cleveland GuardiansMiami Marlins7:30 PMFOX
June 10Baltimore OriolesTampa Bay Rays6:30 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
June 13Los Angeles AngelsArizona Diamondbacks9:30 PMFS1
June 15St. Louis CardinalsChicago Cubs2:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
June 15New York YankeesBoston Red Sox7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
June 15Texas RangersBaltimore Orioles7:00 PMFOX
June 15Chicago White SoxArizona Diamondbacks10:00 PMFS1
June 17Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates6:30 PMFS1
June 20San Francisco GiantsSt. Louis Cardinals7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
June 22New York MetsChicago Cubs2:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
June 22Atlanta BravesNew York Yankees7:00 PMFOX
June 22Milwaukee BrewersSan Diego Padres7:00 PMFOX
June 27Cleveland GuardiansKansas City Royals8:00 PMFS1
June 29Chicago CubsMilwaukee Brewers4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
June 29Los Angeles DodgersSan Francisco Giants7:00 PMFOX
June 29Texas RangersBaltimore Orioles7:00 PMFOX
July 6Boston Red SoxNew York Yankees1:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
July 6Philadelphia PhilliesAtlanta Braves7:00 PMFOX
July 6Milwaukee BrewersLos Angeles Dodgers7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
July 8Cleveland GuardiansDetroit Tigers6:30 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
July 13New York YankeesBaltimore Orioles4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
July 13Atlanta BravesSan Diego Padres7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
July 13Minnesota TwinsSan Francisco Giants7:00 PMFOX
July 162024 MLB All-Star Game2024 MLB All-Star Game8:00 PMFOX
July 20Boston Red SoxLos Angeles Dodgers7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
July 20Arizona DiamondbacksChicago Cubs7:00 PMFOX
July 27San Diego PadresBaltimore Orioles4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
July 27New York YankeesBoston Red Sox7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
July 27Seattle MarinersChicago White Sox7:00 PMFOX
August 3Tampa Bay RaysHouston Astros7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
August 3Baltimore OriolesCleveland Guardians7:00 PMFOX
August 3San Francisco GiantsCincinnati Reds7:00 PMFOX
August 10Houston AstrosBoston Red Sox4:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
August 10Baltimore OriolesTampa Bay Rays7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
August 10Chicago CubsChicago White Sox7:00 PMFOX
August 15Minnesota TwinsTexas Rangers8:00 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
August 17Los Angeles DodgersSt. Louis Cardinals7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
Aug. 17Cleveland GuardiansMilwaukee Brewers7:00 PMFOX
Aug. 19Minnesota TwinsSan Diego Padres9:30 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
Aug. 21Milwaukee BrewersSt. Louis Cardinals7:30 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
Aug. 22Philadelphia PhilliesAtlanta Braves7:00 PMFOX
Aug. 22Houston AstrosBaltimore Orioles7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
Aug. 26Houston AstrosPhiladelphia Phillies6:30 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
Aug. 26Tampa Bay RaysSeattle Mariners9:30 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
Aug. 28Miami MarlinsColorado Rockies8:30 PMFS1, FOX Deportes
Aug. 31Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes
Aug. 31Milwaukee BrewersCincinnati Reds7:00 PMFOX
Sept. 7Los Angeles AngelsTexas Rangers7:00 PMFOX
Sept. 7Chicago White SoxBoston Red Sox7:00 PMFOX, FOX Deportes

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Report: Netflix Looking for Production Partner for NFL Christmas Day Game Broadcasts

The report also indicates that there could be “more resistance among current NFL partners to help out Netflix” because the company may be looking to become a long-term media rights partner for the league in the future.

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Netflix will stream two National Football League games on Christmas Day this year as part of a new deal with the league that was inked ahead of the official release of the regular-season schedule. The company is starting to prepare for these matchups by reportedly reaching out to broadcasters in an effort to find a partner to produce these matchups, the first of which is an AFC tilt between the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers at 1 p.m. EST. Some of the broadcasters with whom Netflix has reportedly spoken with are ESPN, NBCUniversal and CBS Sports, according to a new report from Lillian Rizzo and Alex Sherman of CNBC.

The Walt Disney Company, which has a majority ownership stake of ESPN, will reportedly not produce these games since it has college football matchups on the same day, according to people familiar with the situation. CBS Sports and FOX Sports produce several games in different regions every week, which could make producing games with Netflix somewhat of a burden. The report also indicates that there could be “more resistance among current NFL partners to help out Netflix” because the company may be looking to become a long-term media rights partner for the league in the future. The NFL is able to opt out of its current media contracts following the 2029-30 season.

Over the years, Netflix has produced a variety of sports-related content in the form of documentaries and live specials. The company signed a media rights agreement with World Wrestling Entertainment to become the new broadcast home of the WWE Raw series beginning in 2025 reportedly worth $5 billion over 10 years.

Netflix also released the trailer for Receiver, the NFL docuseries following players on and off the field throughout the 2023-24 season, which is produced by NFL Films, Omaha Productions and 2PM Productions. The eight-episode series, which is a sequel to Quarterback, will feature Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Amon-Ra St. Brown.

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Amazon Prime Video to Broadcast Weekly NHL Whiparound Show in Canada

“We are thrilled to work with NHL Productions on this new concept for hockey offering the ultimate destination for all the NHL action.”

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The National Hockey League and Amazon’s Prime Video have announced the creation of NHL Coast To Coast, a new weekly whiparound live look-in show airing on Thursday nights in Canada. This new program will feature live views, highlights and analysis of every NHL game on the schedule as Prime Video prepares to embark on a two-year sublicensing deal with the league and Rogers Communications to present live games on Monday nights. The series is produced by NHL Productions in collaboration with Prime Video, and more information, including details surrounding the talent and production for the show, will be revealed at a later date.

“We are thrilled to work with NHL Productions on this new concept for hockey offering the ultimate destination for all the NHL action,” Magda Grace, head of Prime Video, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, said in a statement. “NHL Coast To Coast will provide fans with a comprehensive look at the latest key moments in games, as-they-happen highlights, interviews and analysis from the world of hockey featuring top players, coaches and commentators. The show will bring innovation and offer more to fans of the game than ever before, all in one place with their Prime membership.”

Earlier in the month, Prime Video and NHL Productions unveiled an untitled docuseries with Box to Box Films that will provide consumers with access to compelling players from around the league at different stages of their careers all trying to win the Stanley Cup. The series will include interviews with players, their rivals and those in their inner circle, trying to accurately depict what life is like for these players on and off the ice.

Amazon and the NHL have worked together since 2021 on their cloud-based delivery system, which has facilitated the delivery of in-game analytics and video highlights to enhance the overall fan experience. Among these ventures is the NHL Edge IQ stats portfolio that implements advanced analytical outputs to engender a better understanding of the on-ice action.

NHL Coast To Coast is yet another example of Amazon’s extraordinary investment in hockey programming and commitment to delivering an enhanced viewing experience for hockey fans,” Steve Mayer, senior executive vice president and chief content officer of the National Hockey League, said in a statement. “We are impressed with Amazon’s all-in approach to hockey and the NHL. Together with our amazing team at NHL Productions, Amazon continues to build on its mission to serve hockey fans across Canada with whiparound coverage that will make Thursday nights appointment viewing.”

Over the last several years, Amazon has expanded its presence in sports media through the acquisition of broadcasting rights within the National Football League, NASCAR, National Women’s Soccer League and Overtime Elite. The company is reportedly set to acquire media rights within the National Basketball Association’s new broadcasting deal, which is also said to include The Walt Disney Company (ESPN/ABC) and NBCUniversal, although no deals have currently been announced.

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NBC Sports Announces Olympic Commentators for Swimming, Diving, Track and Gymnastics

In swimming, Dan Hicks, covering his 14th Olympics, will once again work with Rowdy Gaines.

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U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming, diving, track & field and gymnastics will be taking place from June 15-June 30 for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Those trials will be presented across NBC, Peacock and USA Network. With that, NBC Sports also announced its roster of announcers who will call those sports during the Olympics.

In swimming, Dan Hicks, covering his 14th Olympics, will once again work with Rowdy Gaines. The pair will have Elizabeth Beisel, working her second Olympics and Melissa Stark who will be working her fourth Olympics.

Jason Knapp will also provide swimming play-by-play and he will do so with Amy Van Dyken and Heathe Olson as analysts.

In diving, Ted Robinson will call the play-by-play and work with analysts Cynthia Potter and Laura Wilkinson. Andrea Joyce will serve as a reporter. Robinson will be working his 14th overall Olympics and 13th with NBC.

Track & Field will have Leigh Diffey, Paul Swangard and Bill Spaulding calling the play-by-play. Analysts for track include Ato Boldon, Sanya Richards-Ross, Kara Goucher, Trey Hardee, Lewis Johnson, Dawn Harper-Nelson and Shannon Rowbury.

Terry Gannon and Rich Lerner will be on play-by-play for gymnastics. Gannon will work the primetime show with analysts Tim Daggett, Samantha Peszek, John Roethlisberger and Zora Stephenson. Lerner will be teamed with Laurie Hernandez and Justin Spring.

The Olympics will conclude on August 11.

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