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Newz Forum: BASEBALL: Fox Sports network reaches partnership agreement with Rockies

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:21 PM
DENVER - Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain announced Thursday it has become a limited, equity partner in the Colorado Rockies.

The Denver-based network also extended its television rights contract with the team well into the next decade. Terms were not disclosed.

"We look forward to welcoming them as a partner," Rockies chairman Charlie Monfort said on a conference call. "They are passionate for baseball. They are passionate for the Rocky Mountain area and they see where the Rockies are going."

The partnership agreement, subject to the approval of Major League Baseball, will solidify the network's presence in the region and its commitment to Denver-area sports, Fox Sports Networks President Bob Thompson said.

Under the new television contract, the network will have the rights to air 150 Rockies games every year.

Fox Sports is a unit of News Corp., the media company controlled by Rupert Murdoch. News Corp. sold the Los Angeles Dodgers in February for $430 million.

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