Comcast Launches MLB Network In Chattanooga

Monday, June 22, 2009

Comcast announced Monday that it has added MLB Network to its preferred digital cable lineup in Chattanooga (Comcast digital channel 256) effective immediately. This will enable Comcast customers who are baseball fans to follow America’s national pastime year-round, from the so-called “hot stove” of off-season trading action through the post-season every year.

The brand-new MLB Network, which debuted on Jan. 1 to more than 50 million homes nationwide, offers baseball fans a full menu of year-round baseball news and entertainment, from pre-season deal-making to spring training to live game coverage to daily analysis of the league and its teams.

In its inaugural year, the channel will offer more than 1,400 hours of live programming, including at least 26 of baseball’s best match-ups.

“We are excited to add even more programming to our industry-leading sports lineup as part of our commitment to provide fans with a fantastic baseball viewing experience,” said Valerie Gillespie, Chattanooga Comcast vice president and general manager. “Given the year-round wealth of breaking news that really is unique to Major League Baseball and the incredibly high interest in baseball here in Chattanooga, fans are sure to embrace MLB Network’s in-depth programming.”

“We are thrilled to be launching MLB Network on Comcast systems in Chattanooga said Tony Petitti, MLB Network president and chief executive officer. “MLB Network will offer baseball fans an insider’s perspective on the sport that has never been seen before. This launch further expands on our ability to bring the ultimate coverage of the national pastime to fans on a 24/7 basis.”

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