Why the ticker on MLB EI?

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  1. the2130

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    Anyone know why EI has the scrolling ticker at the bottom of the screen and MLB.TV doesn't? It's not only annoying, it blocks out part of the video.
     
  2. trainman

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    The MLB Extra Innings feeds are taken from the actual game broadcasts seen on the regional sports networks. It's the regional sports networks that are adding the tickers.

    The MLB.TV feeds come from the satellite uplinks from the various stadiums, at a point before the tickers are added to the actual game broadcasts.
     
  3. matty8199

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    are you sure about this? i could have sworn i have seen mlb.tv games with the tickers included as well...
     
  4. Yakuman

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    Spring training games on mlb.tv use the RSN feed. Also it appears when there are problems with the satellite feed from the stadium.
     
  5. lokar

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    That is awesome, wish the NHL would do that. Those tickers drive me nuts, they are completely unnecessary in this day and age. MLB really does have everyone beat when it comes to out of market packages, except of course for their idiotic blackout policies.
     
  6. the2130

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    It's not awesome if you're watching the games on EI instead of MLB.TV. Almost every game has a scrolling ticker blocking the bottom of the screen. I've never understood the idea of putting something on the screen that most people don't like.
     
  7. FLWingNut

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    It's a chance for them to "remind" you of other programming, and perhaps sell a sponsorship. I hate the damn things. MLB Network is horrible with their bugs covering up stats graphics from the game that's actually on. NHL Network is awful too. Please dump these stupid things.


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  8. milton

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    The league's networks don't bother me as much as the FSN feeds. People tune into FSN feed to see their local team and don't care as much about out-of-town scores. Do the every 15 minute crawl.

    That being said, NHL Network bothers me more than MLB Network because in EI, you at least get the feeds of the teams in addition to the MLB Network feed.
     
  9. Yakuman

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    Those on-screen tickers are like legacy SD channels. I ask whether these things are still necessary. The MLB.TV is noticably more watchable. What makes it worse is when you watch something on the DVR and see scores from months ago.

    Even the dinosaurs who refuse to use computers and smartphones can still do things like red button ScoreGuide.
     
  10. James Long

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    The RSNs used for EI are the same feeds used by local cable systems that do not have features such as ScoreGuide.

    If the RSN feels that their local viewers are served by the tickers they will continue to add them.
     
  11. lokar

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    I think that's the real reason they are on. Eventually all games will shrink to half the screen and ads and promos will be taking up the other half. The greed is just overwhelming when you consider how many commercials are already in the game that they still feel the need to do this.
     
  12. the2130

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    Almost all of the tickers are on the Fox RSNs. I went through all of the EI channels the other day and found that the Dodger feed was the only non-Fox RSN that had a ticker.
     
  13. Yakuman

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    'The real greed is forcing millions of people to pay $5+ every month for premium sports channels they rarely or never watch. MLB and other leagues want to fix their salary problems by foisting the cost onto pay-TV subscribers.
     
  14. milton

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    This is one reason that the dual feeds are a great option on Directv. I almost always choose a non-FOX feed when I have the choice due to the ticker.
     
  15. milton

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    It actually goes the other way mostly. People are willing to pay money for cable television, which drives up the salaries of players. As more people cut the cord, the amount paid by networks for the cable rights and thereby the amount the teams have to spend pushes up the bidding war for player salaries.
     
  16. ejbvt

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    NESN has a ticker that runs frequently during Red Sox/Bruins games and virtually all the time otherwise. I agree with the post about NHL Network. They slightly stretch the picture. The ticker that used to be on NBA TV was truly the most gaudy, obnoxious, distracting of them all. Stuff everywhere sliding in different directions. Their newer one is still obnoxious, but slightly less so than the old one.
     

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