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Thursday, January 09, 2014

MLB Network now available in Canada

The MLB Network is now available in Canada as Rogers Communications extended its partnership with Major League Baseball on Wednesday, agreeing to an eight-year multiplatform broadcast rights extension with MLB, MLB Advanced Media and Sportsnet through 2021.

Wednesday marked the first day MLB Network was available in Canada. The 24-hour network dedicated to MLB features live games, news, highlights and some of the game’s top analysts.

MLB Network will be available to Rogers digital TV customers in Ontario on channel 415, and it’s available for a free preview through the end of April.

Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: January 09, 2014 at 09:40 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: canada, mlb network, television, tv contracts

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   1. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 10, 2014 at 07:37 AM (#4635478)
Ohh! Nice.

Is there anything worth watching in the winter?
   2. Boileryard Posted: January 10, 2014 at 08:27 AM (#4635497)
Meh. Rogers customers only.
   3. Jim Wisinski Posted: January 10, 2014 at 09:03 AM (#4635527)
A cable company that owns a baseball team didn't carry the league's official network? I know it's a separate business decision but that seems a little strange
   4. Publius Publicola Posted: January 10, 2014 at 09:06 AM (#4635529)
Is there anything worth watching in the winter?

They have some decent stuff. They had a nice segment hosted by Costas on the history of sabermetrics. They replay archived games. they do other stuff that will keep you occupied until spring training starts.
   5. JE (Jason) Posted: January 10, 2014 at 09:16 AM (#4635539)
Is there anything worth watching in the winter?

Clubhouse Confidential. Kenny is far more cerebral on that show than MLB Now, where he spends the better part of an hour rolling his eyes at Harold Reynolds.

Oh, and Prime 9 is good background noise.
   6. Dan Evensen Posted: January 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM (#4635656)
I currently live in Canada, and have found life a lot better without cable television at all. Both Rogers and Bell charge through the nose. I found it easier to just pay for the MLB.TV package and set up a Dynamic DNS server to get around the few blackouts we encounter.
   7. TerpNats Posted: January 10, 2014 at 01:09 PM (#4635822)
To those in Montreal: May you have your own franchise before the eight years expire.
   8. mathesond Posted: January 10, 2014 at 02:24 PM (#4635883)
A cable company that owns a baseball team didn't carry the league's official network? I know it's a separate business decision but that seems a little strange

Especially since they've been carrying the NFL network for at least 2-3 years now, yet their only NFL coverage has been the 430 games on Sundays (regular season only; no playoffs) as well as the Thursday night games.
   9. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: January 10, 2014 at 02:27 PM (#4635888)
Properly marketed, the Jays ought to have the biggest market in baseball.
   10. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 10, 2014 at 02:49 PM (#4635900)

Is there anything worth watching in the winter?

The last couple of years they've shown the finals of the Australian League championship series I think around late January or so. It may not be Mike Trout staring down Felix Hernandez but it's baseball and usually pretty well played and entertaining.

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