I am currently a DirecTV subscriber and a FIOS Internet customer. I have held off on switching to FIOS TV in the past because of the lack of the MLB Extra Innings package. I recently read that Verizon has signed a contract to include MLB Extra Innings in their programming offerings so now I'm considering switching to FIOS TV. I have been unable to find any details about the MLB EI package on FIOS TV. Does anyone know if this package will be available for the 2009 season? Any idea of what the cost of the package will be? Will Verizon have the same number of HD games available as DirecTV? Thanks for any information you can provide.
01-02-2009 03:35 PM - edited 01-02-2009 03:39 PM
I had EI on Directv last season and got spoiled. As posted above there won't be nearly as many HD games per day as DirecTv has. This is a disappointment for sure. I would have hoped Verizon could have made a deal directly with MLB instead of INDemand so they would have a greater number of HD games.
That said... the SD quality on FIos might make that a moot point.
01-02-2009 03:38 PM - edited 01-02-2009 03:39 PM
The same channels that are now used for NHL Center Ice will be used for MLB Extra Innings. There is only one or two HD games per day.
Hmm...If I recall correctly, last season DirecTV has something like 40 HD Games per week. Will Verizon be able to match this? This still seems to be the dealbreaker for me...especially if the Yankees are playing and I won't be able to see them in HD
If the Yankees are playing it probably will be blacked out anyway and YES will carry it in HD.
That would be true for those in the NY area....those of us who are outside of the NY market have to rely on Extra Innings 🙂