Starting tonight on four cable and satellite providers, MLB Network debuts a commercial-free NFL RedZone-like channel that will bring viewers to wherever the action is. During nights when MLB Network has live game action, the new MLB Network Strike Zone will whiparound from game-to-game showing live game cut-ins.
MLB Network will produce Strike Zone and it will be either offered on sports tiers or to the existing MLB Extra Innings package depending on the cable or satellite provider. In DirecTV’s case, Strike Zone joins the Extra Innings pay per view package on channel 719.
We have the official MLB Network press release outlining what Strike Zone will entail.
New Channel to Provide Viewers with Live Look-Ins, Highlights & Updates from Every MLB Regular Season Game on Tuesday & Friday Nights
Bright House Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network & Time Warner Cable to Carry MLB Network Strike Zone
Secaucus, N.J., April 10, 2012 – MLB Network today announced the launch of MLB Network Strike Zone, a new channel that will take viewers on a high-speed trip around Major League Baseball on Tuesday and Friday nights during the regular season. When live game telecasts air on MLB Network, MLB Network Strike Zone will bring fans to every game across the league, with up-to-the-minute highlights, live look-ins and updates, all commercial-free.
MLB Network Strike Zone will launch on Bright House Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable today, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
“MLB Network Strike Zone will provide baseball fans with the award-winning coverage of all 30 clubs they’ve come to rely on from MLB Network,” said Tony Petitti, President and CEO of MLB Network. “We’re excited to continue to expand the reach and scope of MLB Network’s programming.”
MLB Network Strike Zone will be available on the following offerings:
- Bright House Networks: Bakersfield, Calif. – Channel 1124; Birmingham, Ala. – Channel 464; Detroit – Channel 698; Indianapolis – Channel 425; Orlando and Tampa – Channel 1143
- DIRECTV® SPORTS PACK and MLB EXTRA INNINGS® package: Channel 719
- DISH Network, Multi-Sport Pack: Channel 153
- Time Warner Cable: Albany, Austin, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee/Green Bay, New York City, Palm Springs, Portland, Raleigh, Rochester, San Antonio, San Diego, Syracuse and Waco.