Phillies, Comcast Reach New TV Deal

The 25-year agreement could mean big bucks. reports that the Phillies and Comcast/NBCUniversal have inked a new 25-year television contract to begin with the 2016 season.

“We’re pleased to confirm that NBCUniversal and Comcast SportsNet have signed a new long-term deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that will expand Comcast SportsNet’s role as the Phillies’ primary TV partner,” Comcast said in a statement, confirming a Philadelphia Daily News report. “Although the terms of the comprehensive deal are confidential, details surrounding the 2014 schedule of games will be provided in the coming months.”

Comcast SportsNet will be the primary broadcast venue, with NBC 10 airing some Sunday games. WPHL, however, is losing its broadcast rights.

Recent long-term deals around the league have reportedly been worth $1.6 billion (Rangers, 20 years) to $7 billion (Dodgers, 25 years).