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Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:05 am

There's NFL Network, NBATV, and I heard yesterday that there's an NHL Network. Anyone know why there's no MLB Network? That would definitely make the offseason pass more eventfully...
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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:22 am

Inukchuk wrote:There's NFL Network, NBATV, and I heard yesterday that there's an NHL Network. Anyone know why there's no MLB Network? That would definitely make the offseason pass more eventfully...


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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:25 am

Wait 4 weeks.


MLB Network is a television specialty channel, primarily owned by Major League Baseball, set to launch on January 1, 2009 into over 50 million homes in the United States.[1] Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner and Cox Communications have minority ownership of the new network, with MLB retaining a controlling two-thirds share.[2] The channels headquarters and studios are located in the Secaucus, New Jersey facility which housed MSNBC's former studios until their 2007 move to 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Profitability is expected by the end of 2009, according to industry sources. And by 2015, revenue from cable subscriber fees and advertising is projected to soar beyond $210 million, with a net value easily exceeding $1 billion.[1]

Major League Baseball is the last major North American professional sports league and major professional sport overall to launch its own network. NBA TV dates back to 1999, the NFL Network to 2003, and the US version of the NHL Network to 2007, However, MLBN will have the most households of these four networks when it launches, largely because of the financial participation of the cable systems.

Tony Pettitti, former executive producer of CBS Sports, was recently named the network's first president.


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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby Madison » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:10 am

Sweet! More baseball is always a good thing. :-)
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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:28 pm

Yay!
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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby jlm53089 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:52 pm

January 1, 2009!
Its going to be sweet.
I am surprised it has taken so long for a MLB Network, especially with such a long season and the fact that is the best sport since qudditch.
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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:07 pm

They are launching the network with Don Larsen's perfect game! Pretty cool. :-)
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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby Phatferd » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:29 pm

Is this going to be included in most digital cable packages? Right now I have Time Warner, but there is a good chance I have to move back into the parents if I cannot find a job within the next month or so and don't get unemployment and they have Cox, but they have just the basic Digital Cable package.
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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby Bwanna » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:36 pm

Phatferd wrote:Is this going to be included in most digital cable packages? Right now I have Time Warner, but there is a good chance I have to move back into the parents if I cannot find a job within the next month or so and don't get unemployment and they have Cox, but they have just the basic Digital Cable package.

In my cox package it's in the 'bonus tier', which is part of expanded basic i think. Head over to cox.net and punch in your parents zip, and you should see how it will be packaged.
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Re: Hey, why isn't there an MLB Network?

Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:04 pm

Phatferd wrote:Is this going to be included in most digital cable packages? Right now I have Time Warner, but there is a good chance I have to move back into the parents if I cannot find a job within the next month or so and don't get unemployment and they have Cox, but they have just the basic Digital Cable package.

I don't know if this varies from area to area but in my area the MLB channel is on the digital basic package.
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