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Strikezone Channel Back?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by DodgerKing, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 #1 of 60
    DodgerKing

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    Remember when the Strikezone channel used to be a DirecTV exclusive and part of the EI package? I believe the last year they offered it was in 2007? They had to drop it when MLBNet went live.

    MLB is now bringing this channel back. It is now run and operated by MLBNet and only broadcast on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. A few providers have already announced they will be adding this channel, including Dish.

    The question is, will DirecTV be adding this channel? Perhaps Satracer has some insight?
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 #2 of 60
    DodgerKing

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    Anybody?

    This channel is coming to Dish. Anyone know if Direct will get it?
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 #3 of 60
    HGuardian

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    I'd love it.

    MLB Network should just make "Strikezone" their Tuesday and Thursday night program but it's all about the money...
     
  4. Apr 4, 2012 #4 of 60
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    about the money then why does dish not have MLB EI?
     
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    Did a search for it but couldn't find any info on it.
     
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    HGuardian

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    I don't understand how MLB Network launching a separate Strikezone channel instead of making the content of that channel be part of MLB Network has anything to do with Extra Innings on Dish.
     
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    I don't think they will put out an official press release over something as minor as this.
     
  10. DodgerKing

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    Just got confirmation from Dish support that this channel will be in the multisports pack. Since they do not have EI I would assume that if DirecTV got this channel it will be part of EI and not their sports package. Similar to how RZ is available as part of ST.
     
  11. DodgerKing

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    The only thing more accurate than a press release is the actual uplink report

     
  12. John Strk

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    So Dish has it. Any word yet on D* carrying it? I miss the Strike Zone channel.
     
  13. cnmurray8

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    I see the strike zone channel in the guide on channel 719.
     
  14. TheRatPatrol

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    I see it too.

    So to be clear, it's only airing on Tuesdays and Thursdays?
     
  15. oscar madison

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    I believe the info on channel 719 says tuesday and friday nights.
     
  16. richall01

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    And in HD! :hurah:
     
  17. HGuardian

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    Cool. I enjoyed Strikezone channel when it was on before. Glad to have it on Directv.
     
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    i see it on 719 to, ive yet to see it live, i didnt realize it till now.
     
  19. DodgerKing

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    Does anyone know which packages with get this channel? Perhaps Satracer can tell us?
     
  20. HGuardian

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    On the information for the channel it says it's for those who have MLB EI or Sports Pack.
     

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