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MLB Network launches Strike Zone all-highlights channel on four providers


For football fans the NFL Red Zone and ESPN Goal Line Channels have streamlined game day viewing by focusing on switching between scoring opportunities from simultaneously airing games and now Major League Baseball has its own version (there's already a web edition dubbed Full Count). The MLB Network Strike Zone went live Tuesday night on Bright House Networks, DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner Cable, airing live look-ins on league games and highlights without any commercial breaks. Although there are baseball games throughout the week, Strike Zone will only broadcast on Tuesday and Friday nights during the regular season. We're not entirely convinced this will work as well as baseball or cause people to sign up for the sports tiers it seems to mostly be placed on the same way its football counterparts have, but it might be just the thing for baseball fans that can't stand following just one game at a time. Check the press release after the break for channel lineup details, and let us know if you've had a chance to check it out yet.

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04/10/2012 10:33 AM EST
MLB Network Strike Zone Channel Launches Today
New Channel to Provide Viewers with Live Look-Ins, Highlights & Updates from Every MLB Regular Season Game on Tuesday & Friday Nights

MLB Network today announced the launch of MLB Network Strike Zone, a new channel that will take viewers on a high-speed trip around Major League Baseball on Tuesday and Friday nights during the regular season. When live game telecasts air on MLB Network, MLB Network Strike Zone will bring fans to every game across the league, with up-to-the-minute highlights, live look-ins and updates, all commercial-free.

MLB Network Strike Zone will launch on Bright House Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable today, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

"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, President and CEO of MLB Network. "We're excited to continue to expand the reach and scope of MLB Network's programming."

MLB Network Strike Zone will be available on the following offerings:

Bright House Networks: Bakersfield, Calif. - Channel 1124; Birmingham, Ala. – Channel 464; Detroit – Channel 698; Indianapolis – Channel 425; Orlando and Tampa – Channel 1143
DISH Network, Multi-Sport Pack: Channel 153
Time Warner Cable: Albany, Austin, Buffalo, Cincinnati, 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.

MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live games, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Peter Gammons, Jim Kaat, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 as the largest launch in cable television history and is currently distributed in approximately 68 million cable, telco TV and satellite homes throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to

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