MLB Extra Innings - C/D?

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i just got my renewal notice from DirecTV for the 2014 season:

You are all set to enjoy another exciting year of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We will be renewing you at 6 payments of $32.99/month.

same price as last year.

and again same price.

just got off the phone with DirecTV, they gave me $180 in credits, so it cost me $17.94 for 2015. i usually only get $60 off.

Bee OK, Thursday, 2 April 2015 04:42 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

With ESPN acknowledging that at some point in the future, but not for at least five years, that they might need to offer their programming a la carte, there is an understanding that the current bundling system will not last forever. While only a portion of cable subscribers are sports fans, cable companies continue to negotiate deals that put networks like ESPN on the standard cable tier with high per-subscriber fees, perhaps worried about erosion from its overall base of customers who might not get cable without sports. MLB has the ability to provide it’s product directly to consumers with, it is aware of a potential shift, and it is open to in-market streaming of games, a potential godsend to those currently blacked out of watching many of the games they wish to see.

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 August 2015 14:27 (five years ago) link

Given the rate viewers are debundling, I've got to imagine MLB drops the local blackouts pretty soon

Evan R, Tuesday, 4 August 2015 14:36 (five years ago) link

Back around Feb/March, I would have given it better than even odds of happening this year.

rack of lamb of god (WilliamC), Tuesday, 4 August 2015 14:50 (five years ago) link

Yeah seems like the rhetoric has been foreshadowing it for a while. Also if MLB is worried about attracting/retaining young viewers, this is the way to do it

Evan R, Tuesday, 4 August 2015 15:48 (five years ago) link

mlb is taking over the nhl's streaming service as well

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 August 2015 15:57 (five years ago) link

Teams w/ locally held Fox rights may break the streaming impasse

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:07 (five years ago) link

Arg, if I'm reading this right, this only secures the rights for Fox to stream local games through it's own service. So ppl without a cable subscription are still out of luck; these games wouldn't stream through MLB

Evan R, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:26 (five years ago) link

yes, name change to Fox League Baseball is imminent

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:28 (five years ago) link

I mean, if Fox sells this as a stand-alone service I will be thrilled; I would pay for a separate streaming service. But otherwise I don't see how this increases baseball's audience much

Evan R, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:33 (five years ago) link

five months pass...

You are all set to enjoy another exciting season of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. We will be renewing you at the lowest price of 6 monthly payments of $28.99/month.

for the last few years it was $197.94 but for 2016 it's $173.94 which is a $24 discount.

Bee OK, Saturday, 6 February 2016 05:15 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

i called in and they gave me a $420 discount or $35 off a month for a year. they are paying me for MLB Extra Innings this year. i did have to sign up for one year but figured i would be with them at least six months or through baseball season anyways, so i took it.

Bee OK, Thursday, 31 March 2016 04:10 (four years ago) link

Thinking about getting so I can watch some good teams play this year.

Honor thy pisstake as a hidden intention. (WilliamC), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 14:36 (four years ago) link

DIRECTV customers will see first live 4K MLB telecasts in the U.S.

Baseball has never looked this good on TV. Beginning Friday and throughout the regular season, AT&T1 will bring DIRECTV customers a lineup of MLB Network™ Showcase games televised live in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD).

DIRECTV 4K customers will be able to view Friday’s MLB Network Showcase game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in rich detail and color. The game, called by MLB Network’s Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and Sam Ryan, will mark the first-ever live 4K UHD telecast of a Major League Baseball game in the United States.

“The 4K UHD experience on DIRECTV will bring America’s pastime to life like never before in the convenience of the living room,” said Dan York, chief content officer, AT&T Entertainment Group. “As a leader in sports programming, we’re continuing to deliver more live events in 4K UHD and finding new ways to entertain our customers.”

Throughout the regular season, DIRECTV’s subscribers with the ULTIMATE Package or higher and compatible 4K UHD equipment can watch up to 25 premier MLB match-ups in the industry’s best picture format and most vibrant color TV experience. It’s the next best thing to sitting in the stadium.

“We’re proud of the high standard of quality we’ve established with every aspect of our MLB Network Showcase game telecasts since MLB Network’s launch in 2009,” said MLB Network president Rob McGlarry. “Thanks to this new collaboration with AT&T, we’re excited to continue to raise the bar of our game productions for baseball fans all season long.”

DIRECTV will air up to 25 MLB Network Showcase games in 4K UHD, beginning with the games below2:

April 15 – Giants @ Dodgers

April 19 – Cubs @ Cardinals

April 29 – Yankees @ Red Sox

April 30 – Yankees @ Red Sox

Visit MLB Network online for more game details.

How to View the Live 4K UHD Telecasts

Customers who want the premium 4K UHD live experience for the MLB Network Showcase games on DIRECTV will need the following:

A DIRECTV ULTIMATE or PREMIERTM Package subscription
Our latest Genie HD DVR (HR54) 3
Either a DIRECTV 4K Ready TV or a compatible 4K TV4 connected to the latest 4K Genie Mini
Understanding that once you view it in 4K UHD, it’s going to be hard to view it any other way

- See more at:

Bee OK, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 01:47 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

my understanding is that the second installment of $500m will go directly to the 30 teams

i'm sure the marlins and pirates, among others, have a plan to spend that money on improving their teams

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 August 2016 01:03 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

anyone else getting "Media Error" on all fucking week?

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:10 (four years ago) link

Yeah but whatever I'm trying to watch, I hit the button again and get the game instantly on the 2nd try.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 12:36 (four years ago) link

sometimes that's worked sometimes not

then i go to the bootleg feeds

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 18:17 (four years ago) link

seven months pass...

DirecTV cost for Extra Innings 2017 = $172.74

i got $10 off for 12 months or $120. if i signed up for auto pay (pick the date on your credit card on file) they would give me an extra $5 off for 12 months or $60. $120 + $60 = 180 in total discounts. MLB Extra Innings nis basically free again this year.

oh, they also threw in HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Sportspack for free with auto drop off for six months. i win.

Go Giants!

Bee OK, Thursday, 6 April 2017 03:24 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

I miss the quiet between innings on Those fuckin' commercials for Cars 3 and Chevy are driving me nuts.

Cannibal Adderley (WilliamC), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 20:36 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

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mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 20:19 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

i just called for my annual discount on DirecTV. i was seriously thinking about going with the MLB single team option this year. they couldn't offer me anything off MLB but they instead gave me $50 off per month for 12 months with a 12 month contract. i'm here for six months because of baseball so an extra six months for $50 off works for me. i then asked for the sports pack for per and post game shows in addition to that new Grant Brisbee added SF Giants show called Giants Insider. they gave it to me for free for six months. win-win, so happy right now.

Go Giants!

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:10 (two years ago) link

DirecTV cost for Extra Innings 2017 = $173.94

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:11 (two years ago) link

2018 obviously

Bee OK, Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:11 (two years ago) link

on, where the fuck is the pitch speed on the Statcast grid?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 31 March 2018 00:51 (two years ago) link

MLB has made a slight adjustment to the blackout zones and I'm not in the Reds blackout area anymore. So I can see 19 more Cubs games than last year, and also catch Vottomania.

WilliamC, Monday, 2 April 2018 20:18 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

MLB.TV's website cannily doesn't say anything about refunds, but I emailed them this morning and they said OK, your subscription is canceled and we're processing a refund.

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 21 March 2020 20:26 (ten months ago) link

that is a very good idea.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:02 (ten months ago) link

$125 is $125 and I'm going to need that to buy a 4-pack of TP in a few months.

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:04 (ten months ago) link

I spoke too soon -- the email says "A refund request has been submitted on your behalf. If approved, please be advised it normally takes banks 5-7 business days to release these funds." So it's a maybe, not a certainty.

Miami weisse (WmC), Sunday, 22 March 2020 14:13 (ten months ago) link

due to my deteriorating income, I turned off the automatic renewal last year.

it'd be nice if they let us stream last year's games for free.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 March 2020 14:17 (ten months ago) link

refund approved

Miami weisse (WmC), Monday, 23 March 2020 16:06 (nine months ago) link

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