MLB.TV and the NHL Team Up in Viewing Package
- Updated: February 14, 2009
On February 9, two of America’s premium sports
According to a press release, the deal will start on
February 16. Among the games included in the agreement are over 100 Spring Training games, the first two rounds of the World Baseball Classic, every regular season game and up to 40 out of market NHL games and some playoff games.
This program will be available for a one time fee of $139.95. This is about $40 cheaper than if a fan were to purchase each of the two individual packages separately. Most of the viewing in this agreement would be done online through the league’s respective websites.
MLB.TV is currently in its seventh season and has over a million total subscribers. The company plans to feature significant upgrades to their product in 2009 to make fans more likely to purchase the package. These new upgrades include DVR functionality, multi game viewing options and home and away feeds for every game on the network.
MLB.com was first established in 2000 to centralize all of the MLB’s internet operations. They have continued to grow since that time and their features of MLB.TV brought in over 500,000 subscribers during the 2008 season.
Bill Jordan is a contributor to BaseballReflections.com. He can be reached by e-mail at BillJordaniv@yahoo.com.