FOX bids $2.5 billion for post-season rights

Tuesday, September 26th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK – Fox has offered about $2.5 billion in a bid for major league baseball's entire postseason package from 2001-06, the Associated Press reported.

That figure, which would also cover an extension of current deals for regular-season games on Fox and its cable outlets, was confirmed Monday by three TV industry and baseball sources speaking on condition of anonymity.

NBC and ESPN, which hold rights to some postseason games under five-year contracts that expire after the World Series, had until Tuesday to match Fox's bid, industry sources said.