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DirectTV acknowledges agreement with baseball in letter, then says deal not final

Updated: March 3, 2007, 12:51 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- DirecTV acknowledged an agreement with Major League Baseball to become the sole television distributor of the sport's out-of-market package in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, saying the deal will benefit consumers.

While the seven-page letter from DirecTV president Chase Carey to the FCC on Friday referred in the second paragraph to "DirecTV's agreement," company spokesman Robert Mercer said later that the letter was incorrect.

"The letter should have ...

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