MLB Strike Zone (719)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jtrippe77, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. jtrippe77

    jtrippe77 Mentor

    Sep 28, 2006
    How does this channel work? I have choice ultimate and, according to DTV's site, my package should have it. Is this like Red Zone in that it's only active at certain times?
  2. Sandra

    Sandra Legend

    Apr 16, 2012
    It's used only for the regular season. This year it was active mostly on Tuesdays and Fridays. I enjoyed it.

  3. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    I think that is a mistake on the website, because its only available in the Sports Pack and MLB EI package.
  4. jtrippe77

    jtrippe77 Mentor

    Sep 28, 2006
    I called and DirecTV confirmed it was a mistake on the web site. I usually subscribe to the package so I'll probably do that again next spring. It is cheaper than the Extra Innings package and shows more games.
  5. hallrk

    hallrk Legend

    Apr 15, 2010
    I had MLBEI and the sports pack and never got it. I never got a good explanation as to why either.
  6. vthokies1996

    vthokies1996 Legend

    Oct 6, 2008
    It was only on Tuesdays and Fridays. Could you have been checking on a different day?
  7. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    MLB Season is over, so it is no longer active. All post-season playoff games are on national networks.
  8. hallrk

    hallrk Legend

    Apr 15, 2010
    I knew the days and checked on those. No big deal I heard it was very similar in how the MLB Network cuts around to the different games on their MLB Tonight program. But still I would like to get the channels that are supposed to be there.
  9. jtrippe77

    jtrippe77 Mentor

    Sep 28, 2006
    So is everyone in agreement that this part-time channel only available during the regular season comes with the Sports Pack and MLB EI only even though it is listed on the DirecTV site as available with other packages such as Choice Ultimate? The DirecTV page for the Sports Pack has a specific ad for it.

    I've also got a related question. I just left a cable co. that did not have the MLB alt. station. I'm an Orioles fan that lives in Alabama. As you can imagine, if MLB is airing several games at the same time, and one includes Baltimore, we usualy don't get the O's game. Will that air on the alternate channel so I'll get either game regardless of where I live? The Braves are considered our "local" team.
  10. TJNash

    TJNash AllStar

    Jun 5, 2012
    San Diego
    In my experience, you only get the MLB ALT feed when the game on the main feed is blacked out in your area. Both channels are not hot simultaneously.
  11. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    This is true. You only get one or the other. Never both.

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