From Cox Cable, which serves viewers in central Connecticut:
Manchester, CT – Cox Communications announced today it will offer its digital customers the new MLB Network on December 10, 2008. (MLB has called us to say that it will actually happen on Jan. 1.) The MLB Network will offer live games, original programming, highlights, classic games and coverage of baseball events. The network will be available on Cox Digital Cable channel 129.
“Cox is excited to offer our digital subscribers the ultimate destination for baseball,” said Doreen Studley, vice president of marketing, Cox Communications New England. “In addition to the new MLB Network, customers can subscribe to MLB Extra Innings with Cox so they have access to the most exciting baseball action available.”
Projected to launch in approximately 50 million cable and satellite homes, MLB Network will be the largest and most successful debut in cable television history, exceeding any other cable television launch by approximately 20 million. With live games, original programming, highlights, classic games and coverage of baseball events, MLB Network will be the ultimate destination for baseball fans on television.
The MLB Network is not to be confused with MLB Extra Innings, which is a digital programming package sold on a subscription basis comprised of regular season out-of-market MLB games. Offering more than 80 out of markets games each week to subscribers, the package will be available for subscription coinciding with the 2009 season.