Comcast has revealed on its Xfinity subscriber forum that it will offer all MLB Extra Innings games in 2017 in High-Definition for the first time ever. That is, if you have an X1 set-top. See update on this story. In response to a comment from a unhappy Comcast subscriber who was complaining about the cable
Dish is now selling the 2017 MLB Extra Innings plan for $165, the same price it offered for the 2016 package of out-of-market games. DIRECTV recently announced that it has priced the Extra Innings package at $172.74, which is $1.20 off its 2016 price. But Dish is undercutting the DIRECTV price by more than $7.
News and Analysis AT&T is close to a settlement with the Justice Department to resolve the government’s claim that DIRECTV (now owned by AT&T) engaged in an illegal campaign to prevent SportsNet LA from being carried by the major TV providers in the Los Angeles market, reports The Los Angeles Times. However, The Times writes
Charter has announced that 10 Los Angeles Dodgers games will air live this season on KTLA, the Tribune-owned station that’s available in the Los Angeles market for free via an antenna, or as part of most local cable or satellite packages. The games will be simulcast by SportsNet LA, the TV home of the Dodgers,
DIRECTV has just revealed the price for its 2017 MLB Extra Innings plan, and it’s lower than last year — by $1.20. The satcaster is charging $172.74 for this year’s package of out-of-market MLB games, according to a DIRECTV web page just posted, compared to $173.94 for the 2016 plan. Amazon: See today’s ‘1-Day-Only’ deals. The
Facebook is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the 2017 season, according to Reuters. Amazon: Thousands of Blu-ray titles for under $10 each. Both Facebook and Twitter have been aggressive in seeking the rights to sporting events with the latter offering NFL games during the 2016 season.
Commission Rob Manfred says the league is close to agreements with NESN and Root Sports to offer in-market live streaming of Major League Baseball games this season, according to USA Today. NESN has the local TV rights to Boston Red Sox games while the four Root Sports regional channels air games played by the Houston
DIRECTV offers a live 4K channel (channel 106) which since its 2016 spring debut has aired such major events as golf’s Masters tournament, Notre Dame Football, UFC championship bouts and NBA and MLB games. However, the channel’s lineup is hit-and-miss with several days sometimes passing without a new event. Amazon: Check out these big-screen 4K
Comcast has signed a new deal with Fox to return the Yes Network to its lineup as well as continue carrying the Fox News Channel. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Comcast lost the Yes Network after the 2015 baseball season due to a carriage dispute with Fox. The impasse left
Q. I waited anxiously all week to watch the Dodgers/Mets game Friday (May 27) on DIRECTV’s new live 4K channel, channel 106. When it came time for the game to start, I kept getting a message that said “no signal.” I called DIRECTV and finally got a rep on the phone, who told me the
Q. I’ve read your articles on the Sports TV Bubble and find them very interesting. I live in LA. Do you think that SportsNet LA will eventually go bankrupt because it can’t get DIRECTV to carry it? — Sid, Santa Monica, California. Sid, thank you for the kind words. Yes, I believe we are approaching