Press Release #26 (3/27/09)
iN DEMAND NETWORKS ANNOUNCES MLB EXTRA INNINGS
ON DIGITAL CABLE BEGINS APRIL 6
THE 2009 MLB SEASON OPENS WITH A FREE PREVIEW APRIL 6-12,
FEATURING UP TO 80 OPENING WEEK MLB GAMES FOR DIGITAL CABLE VIEWERS
Early Bird Pricing Offers $30 Savings off Regular Season Price
NEW YORK, March 27, 2009 - Major League Baseball and iN DEMAND Networks step up to the plate starting on Opening Day, April 6 with the 2009 MLB Extra Innings package of well over 2,000 out-of-market baseball games for the season. Digital cable customers can see up to 80 league-wide MLB games throughout opening week running April 6-12 for FREE, and will get a $30 savings off of the full-season package if they order MLB Extra Innings by April 12. Digital cable will then offer the package at last year's low price of $199 (SRP) for the Regular Season.
The 2009 MLB Extra Innings package on digital cable will include up to 80 out-of-market games each week throughout the regular season. Returning this year is the popular "dual-feed" telecast. Whenever possible, iN DEMAND will provide two local market broadcasts of the same game so that fans can choose which telecast they want to watch. Select systems throughout the country will also be offering games in high definition, delivering up to 12 HD games per week (varies by system).
More information about MLB Extra Innings is available at www.getbaseball.com. All season long, baseball fans can go to www.getbaseball.com, where they can enter their zip code to find the channel locations of MLB Extra Innings on their system and get the current schedule.
Among the cable MSOs offering the package through iN DEMAND Networks this year are: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Bresnan Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent and a number of independent MSOs.
Residential customers or commercial establishments can "Order Now" by calling 1-888-SPORTS-iN or their local cable provider.
Consumers can also find more information about the Major League Baseball broadcast season at www.mlb.com.
About iN DEMAND Networks
iN DEMAND Networks is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates and delivers programming through three distinct areas of business: Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video-On-Demand (VOD) and high definition (HD) programming. PPV programming includes movies, mega boxing and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company also offers a range of VOD products including first-run movies, original HD VOD content, and serves as the exclusive TV home of Howard Stern, via its Howard TV On Demand offering. 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.
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