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ESPN also acquired the English and Spanish radio broadcast rights, as well as digital rights, including the live-streaming of games on ESPN360.com. It will show 23 games, including the semifinal and championship, on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
MLB Network, which will debut on Jan. 1, 2009, will broadcast 16 games, and will put on a nightly highlight show beginning in late February.
The first round of the 2009 tournament will be played entirely outside of the United States. ESPN will show the Tokyo Pool, three games from the Toronto pool, and four games from the San Juan pool.
MLB Network will televise the Mexico City pool, three games from the Toronto pool, and two games from the San Juan pool.
The Tokyo pool consists of China, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Korea. The Mexico City pool has Australia, Cuba, Mexico and South Africa. The Toronto pool comprises Canada, Italy, United States and Venezuela; and the San Juan pool has Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Panama and Puerto Rico).