Charter’s Spectrum TV service has revealed at its web site that its price for the 2019 MLB Extra Innings plan will be $177.99, which is $4 higher than the 2018 price.
The cable operator’s price for the package of out-of-market games is nearly identical to what DIRECTV is now charging ($177.90). The satcaster raised its 2019 price by $3.91.
However, as they did in the previous four seasons, DIRECTV is bundling the MLB.TV service for free with the Extra Innings package while Charter is not. MLB.TV, which costs $118.99 this season ($3 increase over 2018), allows subscribers to watch the games over the Internet on connected devices.
The MLB Extra Innings plan offers up to 100 out-of-market games a week. League blackouts still apply, meaning a subscriber can not watch his or her local team via the plan.
Verizon has set a price of $199 for its MLB Extra Innings package, which also includes MLB.TV for free.
Verizon’s price of $199 for the plan is the same rate it charged for the previous four seasons. However, the price is well above the cost of the plan if purchased through its rivals.
Comcast and Dish, two other major pay TV providers, have yet to set prices for the 2019 Extra Innings plan.
— Phillip Swann