Cable's iN Demand, which is owned by Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Comcast, hit pay dirt Wednesday in the protracted negotiations to secure a deal for Major League Baseball's Extra Innings package for out-of-market games. Cable customers were close to losing out on Extra Innings until the seven-year deal was struck. DirecTV had signed an exclusive seven-year, $700 million contract last month, but that contract came under fire from Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and other members of Congress.

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