MLB Network Launches Strike Zone Channel
(April 10, 2012)
-- DIRECTV, Dish Network, Bright House Network and Time
Warner Cable have agreed to carry the MLB Network Strike Zone
channel, the MLB Network's answer to the NFL's Red Zone.
The part-time channel, which will offer live "look-ins" and
highlights, will launch tonight at 7 p.m. ET and will air every
Tuesday and Friday night during the regular season. The look-in
and highlights will be available in High-Definition.
"MLB Network Strike Zone will
provide baseball fans with the award-winning coverage of all 30
clubs they've come to rely on from MLB Network," said Tony
Petitti, MLB Network CEO. "We're excited to continue to expand
the reach and scope of
MLB Network's programming."
Time Warner Cable said it will offer the MLB Network Strike Zone
channel in the following markets:
Albany, Austin, Buffalo,
Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Corpus Christi,
Dallas, El Paso, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee/Green Bay,
New York City, Palm Springs, Portland, Raleigh, Rochester, San
Antonio, San Diego, Syracuse and Waco.
Bright House will also provide the channel in Orlando and Tampa
in Florida and Bakersfield, California, Indianapolis and
Dish Network will include the part-time channel in its
'Multi-Sport' package while DIRECTV will offer it as part of its
'Sports Pack' and its MLB Extra Innings plan.