China: MLB, Tencent agree new deal
April 6, 2021
Major League Baseball (MLB) will continue to broadcast in China through media giant Tencent, which has shown games from the US league since 2018.
The two sides have agreed to a three-year deal that will also bring MLB games to Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia for the first time.
The agreement gives Tencent rights to broadcast games four days a week and includes spring training, the All-Star game, and the playoffs. MLB also struck a deal to bring the 2021-2023 seasons to cable TV in China through Oriental Pearl New Media.