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2013 MLB Extra Innings Pricing Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   cmasia

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

I received my bill via email today and the following note was included:

<<<IMPORTANT RENEWAL NOTICE:
You are all set to enjoy another exciting year of MLB EXTRA INNINGS®. We are renewing you at the lowest price of 6 payments of $33.33/month. Look for the first charge to appear on an upcoming bill. If you wish to cancel to avoid payment, you must do so before the season starts; refunds not available after the season starts.>>>


If I'm not mistaken, last year I paid 6 X 34.99.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

I received my bill via email today and the following note was included:

<<<IMPORTANT RENEWAL NOTICE:
You are all set to enjoy another exciting year of MLB EXTRA INNINGS®. We are renewing you at the lowest price of 6 payments of $33.33/month. Look for the first charge to appear on an upcoming bill. If you wish to cancel to avoid payment, you must do so before the season starts; refunds not available after the season starts.>>>


If I'm not mistaken, last year I paid 6 X 34.99.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh for Opening Day ! ! !


That's a $10 reduction, from $210 to $200, for the season. That's welcome, but what I want to know is whether MLBEI and MLB.TV are going to be combined this year.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

same here, i think alot of people are waiting on that announcement

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

:) I Would love to be able to record MLB Tv games on my DVR>

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

at least 2013 is the last season before the Fox Network games can be EI :D

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

After the rumors of a significant drop in price for EI (other threads based on e-mail surveys) and bundling with MLB.tv......to see only a $10 drop is disappointing.

I will probably abandon EI for MLB.tv. I previewed the MLB.tv feeds on my Roku last year for the Free Games of the Day and the PQ was HD quality except on action shots (some pixelation) but even then it was still decent enough. I will lose access to the MLB channel (I am only on the family pack) but I can't justify another $80 for the season just for that channel.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

After the rumors of a significant drop in price for EI (other threads based on e-mail surveys) and bundling with MLB.tv......to see only a $10 drop is disappointing.

I will probably abandon EI for MLB.tv. I previewed the MLB.tv feeds on my Roku last year for the Free Games of the Day and the PQ was HD quality except on action shots (some pixelation) but even then it was still decent enough. I will lose access to the MLB channel (I am only on the family pack) but I can't justify another $80 for the season just for that channel.


I'm going to mlb.tv as well. Looked good enough to me on the ps3 last year.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

i would think if they were going to bundle the 2(EI&MLB.TV) they would have mentioned it in the renewal notice?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Was there ever any indication - from MLB, Directv, InDemand, whomever - that EI and MLB.TV would be bundled? I'm just wondering why people thought it was something that might come to pass, because I haven't read about it happening anywhere.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

I'm going to mlb.tv as well. Looked good enough to me on the ps3 last year.


This. Quality was great actually. Also only on the family pack. With Fios in the house I'm increasingly getting frustrated at why I'm even keeping D* at all. The incredible quality of these online equivalents is making D* increasingly seem less necessary to me.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Was there ever any indication - from MLB, Directv, InDemand, whomever - that EI and MLB.TV would be bundled? I'm just wondering why people thought it was something that might come to pass, because I haven't read about it happening anywhere.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

It was mentioned in a poll of users.


Oh, that. So there was never any mention of it from official channels then. Thought I'd missed something.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Was there ever any indication - from MLB, Directv, InDemand, whomever - that EI and MLB.TV would be bundled? I'm just wondering why people thought it was something that might come to pass, because I haven't read about it happening anywhere.


Yes:

"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. Currently, it takes two separate subscriptions to access MLB’s out-of-market packages on TV and online. Extra Innings subscribers do not have access to online streams, and MLB.TV subscribers can’t access out-of-market games through their cable provider."

http://www.sportsbus...orts-Media.aspx

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

Had MLB.TV last season and, while the PQ was nowhere near DirecTV's HD, it was certainly watchable via Roku. Plus it gave me access to every radio broadcast. Will probably continue this year.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

Yes:

"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. Currently, it takes two separate subscriptions to access MLB’s out-of-market packages on TV and online. Extra Innings subscribers do not have access to online streams, and MLB.TV subscribers can’t access out-of-market games through their cable provider."

http://www.sportsbus...orts-Media.aspx


Thank you.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Yes:

"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. Currently, it takes two separate subscriptions to access MLB’s out-of-market packages on TV and online. Extra Innings subscribers do not have access to online streams, and MLB.TV subscribers can’t access out-of-market games through their cable provider."

http://www.sportsbus...orts-Media.aspx


Does anyone know when the current MLB EI contract expires? I would think a change like this would be part of a new contract for the rights to carry MLB EI.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Was there ever any indication - from MLB, Directv, InDemand, whomever - that EI and MLB.TV would be bundled? I'm just wondering why people thought it was something that might come to pass, because I haven't read about it happening anywhere.


Doubtful this will happen; two seperate companies; mlb advanced media runs MLB.tv; InDemand runs extra innings

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

Had MLB.TV last season and, while the PQ was nowhere near DirecTV's HD, it was certainly watchable via Roku. Plus it gave me access to every radio broadcast. Will probably continue this year.

Watched it last year on Apple TV and the picture quality was not bad at all (HD)..+ they gave you dual feeds as well....will probaly go back to Apple TV this year as well......

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

Doubtful this will happen; two seperate companies; mlb advanced media runs MLB.tv; InDemand runs extra innings


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

I have to believe that mlb.tv is hurting EI. You can watch multiple streams (ipad and tv for example) and you can watch it everywhere on your phone. Picture quality is very good IMO. Oh and it is much cheaper!! It wins hands down for me.
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