Press Release #117 (3/28/12)
For immediate release
MLB EXTRA INNINGS® ON DIGITAL CABLE BEGINS APRIL 5, 2012 WITH AN 11 DAY FREE PREVIEW OF THE OUT-OF-MARKET SPORTS PACKAGE
Early Bird Price Offers $20 Savings Off Regular Season Rate For Baseball Fans
NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 - Major League Baseball and digital cable providers* around the country announce the 2012 season of the MLB EXTRA INNINGS package, distributed nationally by iN DEMAND. This season, a free preview will run for 11 days, from April 5-15, pitching more than 100 games to avid fans. With well over 2,000 out-of-market baseball game telecasts during the regular season, including up to 80 games each week, the early bird offer for digital customers is a great value at $179, a $20 savings off of the full-season price if they order before April 15. Systems will then offer the package at last year's price of $199 (SRP)* for the regular season. Included enhancements are dual-broadcast feeds and the popular multi-screen mosaic.
*This season, iN DEMAND will distribute the MLB Extra Innings package to the following cable, telcos and other companies: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Charter Communications, Midcontinent, Verizon FiOS, RCN and many independent affiliates serving fans across the nation.
This year's enhancements include:
DUAL FEEDS: iN DEMAND will deliver both the home and visiting team broadcasts of the same game whenever possible, so that fans can choose which telecast they want to watch.
MULTI-SCREEN MOSAIC: Fans can preview which game to watch with this popular rotating mosaic of multiple screens that shows all the live action from games being played at the time, along with scores, inning and channel location. It can be found on the last channel of the MLB Extra Innings lineup.
Many systems will offer an expanded number of HD games this year (up to 24 per week). HD carriage varies by system.
More information about MLB EXTRA INNINGS is available at www.getbaseball.com, where baseball fans can enter their zip code to find the channel locations on their system and the current schedule.
Residential customers or commercial establishments can order by calling 1-888-SPORTS-iN or their local video provider.
Consumers can also find more information about the Major League Baseball broadcast season at www.mlb.com.
About iN DEMAND iN DEMAND L.L.C. is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video On Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. PPV programming includes movies, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company also offers a range of VOD products including first-run movies and serves as the exclusive TV home of Howard Stern via Howard TV On Demand. Content is delivered in SD, HD and 3D. iN DEMAND's owners are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further information about the company can be found at www.indemand.com
*Suggested Retail Price
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