SiriusXM's Internet Streaming, Apps To Offer Both Home And Away MLB Play-By-Play
May 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM RADIO's Internet radio app and online streaming service will add an "expanded suite" of channels with one for each of the 30 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL clubs. The channels, debuting TUESDAY (5/8), will feature each team's own play-by-play broadcasts and will constitute the first time both home and away broadcasts of every MLB game will be available on SIRIUSXM. Presently, the satellite-delivered version of the service carries only home broadcasts; MLB's own MLB.TV service offers both home and away broadcasts to Premium subscribers through its web streaming and At Bat app.
"Baseball fans have a special connection with their team's radio voices," said SIRIUS XM SVP/Sports Programming STEVE COHEN. "Whether it's YANKEES vs. RED SOX, CARDINALS vs. CUBS, GIANTS vs. DODGERS, or any other game, fans want to hear their team's radio call when they tune in. Our new channels on the SIRIUSXM App and online create an enhanced listening experience for our subscribers, giving them access to any MLB team's radio broadcast, whether they are playing at home or on the road, on the same dedicated channel all season long. And they get it all in digital quality audio."
SIRIUSXM charges subscribers an add-on fee to access the programming on the Internet as well as via satellite.