Major League Baseball is launching the MLB Network Jan. 1 in Secaucus, N.J. The goal is to become "the authentic home of baseball," Tony Petitti, the president of the new network and former No. 2
executive at CBS Sports told The New York Times
. There will be reality, youth and spring training programming, as well as carriage of the World Baseball Classic, minor league and Caribbean
World Series games. The newspaper reports the channel is swapping one-third ownership with DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner and Cox for distribution.