Comcast has revealed at its web site that its ‘early bird’ price for the 2019 MLB Extra Innings plan will be $170, which is roughly $6 (and 3.7 percent) higher than its 2018 pre-season price.
The ‘early bird’ offer is good until March 27. Comcast does not say what the price will be after that.
The cable operator’s pre-season price for the package of out-of-market games is $7.90 less than what DIRECTV is now charging ($177.90) for the 2019 season. Plus, for the first time ever, Comcast is bundling the MLB.TV service for free with the Extra Innings package. (DIRECTV has included MLB.TV for several years.)
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MLB.TV, which starts at $118.99 this season, 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. Charter is charging $177.99, but is not including MLB.TV as part of the deal.
Dish, which has carried the Extra Innings package in the past, has yet to reveal a price for the 2019 season, which begins next week.
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— Phillip Swann