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Possible Extra Innings Package Changes?


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#51 ONLINE   the future is now

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:19 AM

Yep, same reason they no longer get my money.


things are changing for the better and will come next year:
http://www.bizofbase...rials&Itemid=39

Beginning in 2014, subscribers of MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV have the opportunity to watch Saturday MLB on FOX games subject to certain geographic black outs that protect games assigned to local FOX affiliates.

I must have read this ten times. What FOX and MLB did was throw this writer a curve. What will happen is not too dissimilar to the local blackouts (which, yes, MLB… you’re still going to have to figure out one day). FOX selects three regional games each Saturday. If, let’s say, the Rangers were playing the Angels in Anaheim, then those within that regional broadcast area would be blacked out on MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV for that game and forced to watch on FOX. But, if the Yankees were playing in New York and you were within that West Coast television territory for the Angels game, that wouldn’t be blacked out thus allowing you to truly get a complete out-off-market package. Given the money in play with the new deal (FOX jumps from $257.1 million annually to approx. $500 million a year), the fact that FOX relinquished any exclusivity is a major miracle. In other words, be happy and take it, baseball fans.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:54 AM

It's been said here, but I'll reiterate it. MLB.TV PQ through the Roku was actually quite good this year. Much better than 2011.

I live in my teams home market, but I like to watch games that affect NL Central standings, and for this MLB.TV is perfect.

If I weren't in the Reds home market, I'd subscribe to MLB.TV at half the price to have access on mobile. I didn't miss a game when traveling because I had my phone, tablet and travel Roku with me. Extra Innings can't do that.

If D* offered mobile, Roku and better PQ with EI for a $50 premium I might do that. For double the money and no Roku (they block HBO Go on Roku so I assume they'd do the same to EI) I'll stick to MLB.TV.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

It's been said here, but I'll reiterate it. MLB.TV PQ through the Roku was actually quite good this year. Much better than 2011.

I live in my teams home market, but I like to watch games that affect NL Central standings, and for this MLB.TV is perfect.

If I weren't in the Reds home market, I'd subscribe to MLB.TV at half the price to have access on mobile. I didn't miss a game when traveling because I had my phone, tablet and travel Roku with me. Extra Innings can't do that.

If D* offered mobile, Roku and better PQ with EI for a $50 premium I might do that. For double the money and no Roku (they block HBO Go on Roku so I assume they'd do the same to EI) I'll stick to MLB.TV.


They do offer NBA LP on roku as part of the package.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

MLB.tv is better for me. I watch on my iPad via the AtBat app while wifey has a show on the tv. We're together and I can still follow the game.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

As a sub of MLB.TV, I got an e-mail survey that was rather brief. It did ask who my TV provider was and if I subbed to Extra Innings. Could be interesting....

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

As a sub of MLB.TV, I got an e-mail survey that was rather brief. It did ask who my TV provider was and if I subbed to Extra Innings. Could be interesting....


Received the same email and survey. Lets hope that at the end of the day, EI and MLB.TV is bundled for one price!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Received the same email and survey. Lets hope that at the end of the day, EI and MLB.TV is bundled for one price!


That's the direction they(MLB) are headed in. Tim Bronsan (EVP of MLB) spoke to this extensively at the Sports Business Journal symposium.

I will see if I can find the article and post a link to it. I'm pretty sure Fang's Bites may have a link.

Short VersionHelps pump up the number of total subs to the EI package across all MLBEI TV distributors just in time for negotiation/renewal of Carriage Deals of the MLB Network and MLBEI with the plethora of Providers.


Helps shield the Sub numbers from self cannibalism.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

I have two homes and have D* at my main home with EI and multiple ROKU (and WD TV Live boxes) at my weekend place ... I always have had to buy both MLB.TV and EI since I wanted the perfect picture quality at the main house and I didnt want the Cable version or the cost at the other home ... if they included MLB.TV with EI I would be ecstatic I think but if I lose picture quality at my main home I wont be as pleased with the savings ... BTW the ROKU PQ got much better by the end of last season than it has been in the past and the WD TV live box (which includes a great slingbox app as well) has very high quality streams of MLB.TV as well... not quite D* EI but certainly not bad at all.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:40 AM

Can you start a game on Mlb.TV that's already in progress >from the beginning< and then catchup by fast forwarding through ads and such? That's a pretty compelling feature of EI (assuming you recorded the game).

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Can you start a game on Mlb.TV that's already in progress >from the beginning< and then catchup by fast forwarding through ads and such? That's a pretty compelling feature of EI (assuming you recorded the game).


Of course.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

I wish MLB.TV would just cut out the breaks in the archives instead of having the static MLB.TV logo for 2 minutes...

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

I wish MLB.TV would just cut out the breaks in the archives instead of having the static MLB.TV logo for 2 minutes...


You can FF. I always select the innings options and just watch selected innings

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Of course.


Thanks for the reply. It's about as clear as a black hole on the mlb.tv site to be honest. It's clear you can watch a game after it's done. It's clear you pick up a game in progress at the point it's already at. What wasn't clear was that you can start a game in progress >from the beginning< and then work your way back to live.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Regarding MLB.TV--can one use this on two separate devices? For example, can I watch it on my Roku or a PC, and at the same time my father in a different part of the country watch via my account on his Roku? Just wondering if one can have two different devices in use on one account at the same time. I don't want to violate the TOS, though.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

Regarding MLB.TV--can one use this on two separate devices? For example, can I watch it on my Roku or a PC, and at the same time my father in a different part of the country watch via my account on his Roku? Just wondering if one can have two different devices in use on one account at the same time. I don't want to violate the TOS, though.


I believe yes but you are not supposed too. They do not promote sharing your account. Also dont forget that it blacks out according to location so that would tell them for sure its either being used by someone else or that someone is traveling but not if its going at both places probably. Who knows I just know they can suspend your account for it.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

That's the direction they(MLB) are headed in. Tim Bronsan (EVP of MLB) spoke to this extensively at the Sports Business Journal symposium.

I will see if I can find the article and post a link to it. I'm pretty sure Fang's Bites may have a link.

Short VersionHelps pump up the number of total subs to the EI package across all MLBEI TV distributors just in time for negotiation/renewal of Carriage Deals of the MLB Network and MLBEI with the plethora of Providers.


Helps shield the Sub numbers from self cannibalism.


There is an article about this at http://www.sportsbus...orts-Media.aspx

Here is a quote from the article:

"Tim Brosnan, MLB executive vice president of business, broke some news when he said MLB is considering combining Extra Innings and MLB.TV into one offering."

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

By the way, Fox just bought Sports Time Ohio from the Indians and the Cleveland games are going back to FSNO. No word on whether STO will stay around.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

The main reason I prefer EI over MLB.tv is the ability to quickly get from one game to the next. Buffering on RoKu and AppleTV made switching a pain.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:23 PM

By the way, Fox just bought Sports Time Ohio from the Indians and the Cleveland games are going back to FSNO. No word on whether STO will stay around.


Yea I posted that in the Sports Programming thread
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

By the way, Fox just bought Sports Time Ohio from the Indians and the Cleveland games are going back to FSNO. No word on whether STO will stay around.


Hopefully that means Fox Sports Ohio full-time HD on DIRECTV.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

By the way, Fox just bought Sports Time Ohio from the Indians and the Cleveland games are going back to FSNO. No word on whether STO will stay around.


Where did you read Indian games are going to air on FS Ohio? I read that no decision had been made on whether Fox is going to keep STO around and air Indian games on it still or if they will air on FS Ohio or start a new Fox Sports channel FS Cleveland.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

My bad. It comes from reading all the speculation this deal has had over the last month or so. I'm sure they will add the Fox name to the channel if they choose to keep it running, but we don't know which channel the Indians will end up on.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

I don't like blackouts for sports and MLB games their is no excuse for sports leagues to have them period end of story. I use both MLB.TV on my computer , iPad Mini and my android phone also I have MLB Extra Innings on Directv and will have it again for 2013. And @DodgerKing where did you take this survey at for MLB.TV and Directv for Extra Innings?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

I don't like blackouts for sports and MLB games their is no excuse for sports leagues to have them period end of story. I use both MLB.TV on my computer , iPad Mini and my android phone also I have MLB Extra Innings on Directv and will have it again for 2013. And @DodgerKing where did you take this survey at for MLB.TV and Directv for Extra Innings?


It was e-mailed to my by DirecTV

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

do you if mbl.tv will be included with Extra Innings?




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