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Any word on MLBTV on Dish??

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#1 OFFLINE   sasserfolk



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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:39 PM

Since MLBTV launches in less that 48 hours, is there any hope of us getting it on Dish? I see that DirectTV is going to carry it.

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#2 OFFLINE   GrumpyBear


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:48 PM

People even watch those overpaid prima dona's?
I read somewhere Dish wont be picking up MLBTV. Could change after the new Sat is up and running though.

#3 OFFLINE   bonscott87


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:53 PM

I very much doubt it. MLBTV is being carried as part of the contract for MLB Extra Innings. DirecTV and cable agreed to carry it when they signed up for Extra Innings. Since Charlie didn't want Extra Innings I highly doubt he's going to pay extra for the MLB channel.

Also keep in mind that DirecTV is a part owner in the MLBTV channel as well.

#4 OFFLINE   epokopac



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Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:10 AM

No MLB Channel on Dish on 1-1-09.

The earliest you'll see MLB EI and/or the MLB Channel on Dish is 2014 (maybe). That is when the exclusive 700 million, seven-year agreement (2007 thru 2013) that MLB, Direct TV and InDemand have expires.

From Raymie (in Arizona):

"What happened with MLB EI:

Dish couldn't just get the package (EI) for X dollars (from MLB). They also "had" to take a stake in the MLB Channel.

Dish didn't want the latter (MLB Channel), so they couldn't get the former (MLB EI) by extension." :(

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