ESS renews Asian MLB postseason rights

ESPN Star Sports has renewed its exclusive contract for the cable and
satellite postseason Major League Baseball broadcast rights across Asia.

The new two-year deal includes the All-Star Game, the Division Series, the
American League and National League Championship Series and the World Series for
2001 and 2002. ESS' rights will be nonexclusive for Korea and Taiwan.

The deal will also introduce an additional game to the roster of weekly
games, bringing the total number of regular-season games per week to three.

MLB programming will be aired on three ESPN Networks -- ESPN Asia, ESPN
Philippines and ESPN Taiwan -- delivering more than 1,160 hours of coverage
throughout Asia.

ESS is a 50-50 joint venture between ESPN and Star TV.