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Scott Greczkowski
03-20-2007, 01:55 PM
(This was emailed to me, I dont know what website it came from to give credit)

Cox Offers MLB Extra Innings For Free
The $89.95 online offer is good in the San Diego area.

Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2007) -- Cox Cable may have tossed a curve at Major League Baseball's 'Extra Innings' agreement with satcaster DIRECTV.

Cox is offering the package of out of market games for free, according to the San Digeo Union-Tribune.

There's a catch, though. The newspaper reports that the free offer extends only to MLB.TV's Broadband service which offers the games online for $89.95 a year. In addition, it's unclear if the free offer will be available outside of the San Diego area.

MLB and DIRECTV this month announced a seven-year agreement for the satcaster to carry MLB's Extra Innings TV package, which includes dozens of out of market baseball games each week. DIRECTV plans to air most of the games in High-Definition by 2008.

The final deal allows MLB to offer the same package to DIRECTV's cable and satellite rivals such as EchoStar and In Demand, a cable-owned company that has provided Extra Innings to cable operators in the past.

But the agreement says EchoStar and the cable operators must match DIRECTV's offer by the start of the 2007 season. And with less than two weeks left before Opening Day, it looks unlikely that EchoStar and In Demand will be successful.

GeorgeLV
03-20-2007, 02:10 PM
The headline does not match the contents of the article.

Scott Greczkowski
03-20-2007, 02:19 PM
It does, it says they are offering the MLB package for free in the San Diego area.

GeorgeLV
03-20-2007, 02:28 PM
It does, it says they are offering the MLB package for free in the San Diego area.

You could just go to the actual Cox website and see the real terms and conditions of the offer.

http://www.cox.com/promotions/mlb/

* It's not Extra Innings, it's MLB.tv

* "Offer available only to customers who purchased the 2006 MLB Extra Innings package."

* The MLB has nothing at all to do with this promotion.

Scott Greczkowski
03-20-2007, 02:30 PM
Goerge read the article again, it states that...


There's a catch, though. The newspaper reports that the free offer extends only to MLB.TV's Broadband service which offers the games online for $89.95 a year.

GeorgeLV
03-20-2007, 02:42 PM
Goerge read the article again, it states that...

I'm not disputing the article, just the headline (and by extension the thread title you posted the article with.) The facts of the matter is that Cox isn't offering anything close to free Extra Innings. It's a great customer service move, but a 350kbps internet video stream (the 89.95 MLB.tv service) isn't comparable to what Extra Innings offers.

Scott Greczkowski
03-20-2007, 02:43 PM
Sorry I just copied and pasted it as I got it.

It appears to be an AP article.

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