“MLB Takes Over Padres Broadcasts” After Payment Failure

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – The San Diego Padres announced on Monday that they have entered into a new agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) to produce and broadcast all Padres games through the end of the season.

This announcement came after the Padres’ previous broadcast partner, Diamond Sports Group, failed to pay the team for broadcast rights and subsequently had their contract terminated.

In a statement, the Padres said, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with MLB and bring all Padres games to fans across the country. We thank Diamond Sports Group for their past support, but are excited to move forward with MLB as our exclusive broadcast partner.”

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Padres in this way and provide fans with unparalleled access to their favorite team. We remain committed to delivering high-quality broadcasts and enhancing the fan experience.”

The new agreement with MLB will commence with the Padres’ next scheduled game on Tuesday, August 3, against the Oakland Athletics.

Meanwhile, in other broadcast rights news, the battle over the Texas Rangers TV rights continues. The next arguments in the case will be heard on Wednesday.