The DAZN streaming network won't air its “MLB ChangeUp” show this season, according to multiple people familiar with the decision.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because they weren’t authorized to comment publicly on the matter.
The show debuted at the start of baseball season last year and was hosted by Adnan Virk and Scott Rogowsky. It featured live looks at games in progress along with highlights.
In many ways the show had a similar format to what MLB Network does in season on “MLB Tonight” when it is not broadcasting games.
DAZN had no comment on the decision. Twitter user @jevan_bay and The Streamable blog were the first to report the story.
DAZN was entering the second year of a $300 million, three-year contract with MLB. The streaming service has a firm foothold in some European countries but is still trying to find its way in the U.S. Most of its events in the United States have been boxing and MMA.
The network has also tried to defer rights fees payments and furloughed most of its staff due to the dearth of live sports during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Joe Reedy, The Associated Press