In a move that’s been long awaited, DirecTV has expanded its channel lineup for the MLB Extra Innings pay per view package that allows both home and visiting networks to be seen. So if an expatriate Red Sox fan in California wants to watch NESN, he/she can for just about every game. Of course, when the Sox are playing the A’s on Tuesday, the NESN feed will be blacked out in Oakland to protect the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area telecast.
Today, it’s been nice to watch the Giants and Dodgers with both feeds available, Comcast Bay Area with Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow calling the game and the FSN Prime Ticket feed with Vin Scully.
Also, the 45 Atlanta Braves games aired on Peachtree TV will be shown on Channel 617 throughout the season.
DirecTV also brings back the Strike Zone Channel, the feature that whips viewers around the MLB wherever the action is. This is similar to NFL Sunday Ticket’s Red Zone Channel.
So some nice features for subscribers to the MLB Extra Innings Package on DirecTV.