, Fox reach deal to live-stream games in some markets, report says

Baseball By the start of the 2016 season, more than half of teams should be live-streaming their games in local markets.Sports Business Journal reported Monday that the league has come to an agreement with Fox Sports on streaming rights that will open the door for live online broadcasts in many markets.  PENNANT RACE PANIC: Why your team's fan base is freaking out this weekThe Blue Jays are the only team live-streaming their games in-market, but Fox owns local broadcast rights for 15 other franchises

. The agreement, which should be finalized and announced by the end of this season, could set the standard for all local rights-holders to eventually get on board. The key concession by in getting the deal done was allowing Fox to host the streams on its affiliate websites and FoxSportsGo app rather than on .com. Running everything through the league's website would have required cable providers to share user information with to authenticate subscribers, a non-starter.The deal will still require Fox to allow subsidiary BAM Tech to manage the live streams, SBJ reports.The teams whose local broadcast rights are owned by Fox are the Yankees, Cardinals, Angels, Braves, Rangers, Reds, Indians, Tigers, Royals, Brewers, Twins, Diamondbacks, Padres, Rays and Marlins.