I have two baseball-related press releases for you. One is the very first from Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, a channel I cannot watch on DirecTV, but that’s neither here nor there.
This touts the record ratings the network received for Tuesday night’s extra-inning win over the Chicago Cubs.
Tuesday Night’s Phillies Win Delivers Highest Phillies Rating Ever on the Network
Extra-Innings Thriller is Most-Watched Program in Philadelphia Tuesday
- (July 22, 2009) – Tuesday night’s Phillies – Cubs game on Comcast SportsNet delivered a record-breaking 10.6 rating (315,000 households). The Phils’ extra-innings win marks the highest rated Phillies game in Comcast SportsNet’s 12-year history, breaking the previous mark of a 10.5 rating set on September 27, 2007, when the Phillies played the Atlanta Braves. PHILADELPHIA
Tuesday night’s game peaked at a 15.9 rating (472,000 households) at 10 p.m. and was the most watched program in the
market throughout the day. This season the Phillies are averaging a 6.3 rating, a 21% increase over the same time period last year. Philadelphia
After the game, Phillies Postgame Live delivered a 6.6 rating (196,000 households), marking it the highest rated postgame show of the season.
Comcast SportsNet has delivered six consecutive seasons of Phillies ratings growth prior to the start of this season.
And the iPhone/iPod Touch now can watch every MLB game thanks to the updated At Bat app.
iPHONE & iPOD TOUCH TO STREAM ALL MLB GAMES LIVE WITH AT BAT 2009
NEW YORK, June 22, 2009 – MLB.com At Bat™ 2009, the top-selling sports App in the App Store, is adding more live video and will stream every regular season Major League Baseball game exclusively for MLB.TV subscribers, effective immediately. This unprecedented distribution of an online streaming video product provides eligible subscribers access to live feeds of every out-of-market game on the iPhone™ and iPod® touch, as well as their computers.
MLB.TV and MLB.TV Premium subscribers can now access live MLB games in high quality video over either a Wi-Fi connection or the carrier network as part of the At Bat 2009 App. Leveraging standards-based https streaming technology, enabled by the iPhone OS 3.0 update, the MLB.com App includes controls to give users the ability to pause a game or rewind the action. Additionally, adaptive bitrate technology is constantly working automatically to give users the highest quality video stream their network connection can support.
MLB.com will continue to make up to two games per day, the At Bat.TV Games of the Day, available for all At Bat 2009 App subscribers, subject to blackout restrictions. The MLB.com At Bat™ 2009 App also offers live audio broadcasts without blackout restrictions, a continuously updated scoreboard, MLB.com Gameday™ functionality, real-time video highlights and Condensed Games, a short-form video recap of every payoff pitch from every game.
The MLB.com At Bat™ App for the 2009 MLB season, including the entire postseason, is available for a one-time fee of $9.99 from the App Store on iPhone™ and iPod® touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
One more release post and that’s it.