Court suspends MLB broadcasts in the Dominican Republic

A court of first instance suspended, temporarily, the broadcasts of the major leagues in the Dominican Republic, available through Altice, until a legal dispute between the MLB and the Telemicro group, former owner of the rights, is resolved.
In March this year, MLB announced an agreement with Altice, which in turn handed transferred the TV rights to Multimedios del Caribe for its different media, including CDN Canal 37, CDN Sportmax and CDN Radio.
However, Telemicro went to court to try to prevent the termination of the original contract, which was valid until 2020, reported ESPN.
Through a statement, MLB said that “the claim of Telemicro has no merit. Their contract was legally terminated when the company did not pay the rights to the games, despite MLB’s countless efforts to work with them, including changing the payment schedule. ”
MLB also said that “it is disappointing that Telemicro is causing baseball fans in the DR to lose games that are supposed to be televised in the country” and said is “working to get the action of the MLB games back on free television and the Extra Innings package for the Dominican baseball fans, as soon as possible.”