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MLB’s $6 Million Award Upheld Over Dominican Broadcast Rights

Sept. 15, 2020, 2:39 PM

The MLB is slated to receive $6 million from a contract dispute with broadcast company Telemicro over the rights to broadcast professional baseball in the Dominican Republic after a Manhattan federal court rejected a challenge to the arbitration process.

Major League Baseball alleges Corporación de Televisión y Microonda Rafa, S.A., known as Telemicro, on several occasions failed to make payments for its broadcast rights for the 2016-2018 seasons. MLB terminated the contract in 2017 as a result.

The court rejected Telemicro’s argument that the arbitration award should be set aside because the arbitrator was appointed without Telemicro’s input after it ...