Press Release #185 (3/31/14)
For immediate release
MLB EXTRA INNINGS ON DIGITAL CABLE ADDS NEW FEATURE
AS SEASON BEGINS MARCH 31, 2014
One-Week Free Preview of MLB Extra Innings for Digital Cable Customers Runs from March 31 through April 6
NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 - Major League Baseball and iN DEMAND announce the 2014 season of the MLB EXTRA INNINGS package, distributed nationally by iN DEMAND. New for 2014, access to the #1 LIVE streaming sports service, MLB.TV, is now included with MLB EXTRA INNINGS subscriptions. This season the free preview of MLB EXTRA INNINGS will run for seven days, from March 31 through April 6, giving digital cable customers a chance to experience the excitement and action of MLB Opening week. The full season package delivers well over 2,000 out-of-market baseball game telecasts during the regular season, with up to 80 games each week, for $195.00*.
This season, iN DEMAND will distribute the MLB EXTRA INNINGS package to the following video providers, including: Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS and many other independent affiliates serving avid fans across the nation. Other affiliates to be added.
This year's enhancements include:
NEW! MLB.TV: Now included with all MLB EXTRA INNINGS subscriptions is the #1 LIVE streaming sports service, MLB.TV Premium. This enables baseball fans to watch LIVE baseball on more than 400 supported mobile and connected devices. The service is included for MLB EXTRA INNINGS subscribers once their subscriptions are verified. Complete activation instructions and details are available at: https://secure.mlbcom/tv/activate. NOTE: The streaming service is not part of the free preview.
DUAL FEEDS: iN DEMAND delivers both the home and visiting team broadcasts of the same game when scheduling permits, so that fans can choose which telecast they want to watch.
MULTI-SCREEN MOSAIC: Fans can preview which games are currently playing with this popular rotating mosaic of multiple screens that shows all the available live action, along with scores, inning and channel location. (Mosaic appears when three or more games are airing during the same time block.) The mosaic can be found on the last channel of the MLB EXTRA INNINGS lineup.
HD: Many games are provided in HDTV, but 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 package 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 directly.
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MLB EXTRA INNINGS is distributed nationally by iN DEMAND. (www.indemand.com)
About iN DEMAND
iN DEMAND L.L.C. is a world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates, acquires and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video On Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. It also supplies marketing support, production services and content transport for the industry. 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's VOD products include first-run and library movies, plus subscription movie and entertainment services. 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 business.indemand.com.
*Suggested Retail Price