The migration of big-time sports events to cable rolls on, and the migration of big-time baseball to cable will expand even further in 2014.
Fox Sports 1 will broadcast an entire MLB League Championship Series in 2014, Fox Sports Executive Producer John Entz confirmed to Awful Announcing earlier today, as part of an interview about FS1’s baseball coverage that will run in greater detail tomorrow. “That’s the plan right now, is to have the entire LCS on Fox Sports 1,” he said from Los Angeles via phone this afternoon. Previously, the Fox broadcast network had aired the LCS that TBS did not.
Entz was not yet clear on which LCS the network will broadcast on FS1, though based on past years, it would be the NLCS this season. Fox aired the NLCS in even-numbered years during the previous MLB television contract. TBS would then broadcast the ALCS.
Under this contract, Fox Sports 1 and TBS will each air an LCS and two Division Series. MLB Network will take one game from each of FS1’s two series during the LDS, and ESPN will split the two Wild Card games with TBS. ESPN will also broadcast any potential tiebreaker games.