Sky Angel Adds MLB Network to National Platform
January 7, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORY, (christiansunite.com) -- National multi-channel provider Sky Angel announced today that it began carriage of MLB Network on January 1, 2010. MLB Network, which launched on January 1, 2009 in approximately 50 million homes as the largest network debut in cable history, is the 24-hour television home for baseball, covering all of baseball year-round. Sky Angel, which serves subscribers nationwide, will offer MLB Network on Channel 325 to customers with either the Family Package or Family Values Pak, Sky Angel's most widely distributed levels of service.
With live studio shows, game coverage and feature programming hosted by some of the biggest names in baseball, MLB Network heads into its second year with the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Election announcement show today, January 6, featuring the newest MLB Network analyst, Hall of Fame award- winning writer Peter Gammons. MLB Network's roster of on-air talent also includes Hosts Bob Costas, Matt Vasgersian, Victor Rojas, Greg Amsinger and Matt Yallof; Analysts and former MLB players Sean Casey, Barry Larkin, Al Leiter, Joe Magrane, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, Billy Ripken and Mitch Williams; Insiders Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Tom Verducci, SI.com Senior Writer Jon Heyman and FoxSports.com Senior Writer Ken Rosenthal; and Reporters Trenni Kusnierek and Hazel Mae.
"We're pleased to bring the MLB Network to our subscribers nationwide. The addition of a channel dedicated to America's Pastime fits in well with our commitment to family-friendly, wholesome entertainment and complements our existing sports channels that offer tennis, football, college sports and outdoor-oriented programming," says Brian Collins, Sr. VP Programming/Media Sales.
"We are excited to launch MLB Network on Sky Angel," said Tony Petitti, President and Chief Executive Officer, MLB Network. "MLB Network is the ultimate destination for baseball fans, offering an insider's perspective on the sport that has never been seen before. This partnership helps us expand our reach and accomplish our goal of bringing MLB Network to as many fans as possible."
Sky Angel offers subscribers over 80 television and radio channels of faith-based and family-friendly channels, with entertainment, educational, sports and news programming and is completely compatible with your current TV service. Sky Angel requires no dish or antenna, is easily installed, and includes value-added features like 48-hour playback on all Faith-based television channels plus an ever-growing Video-On- Demand library with free and fee-based selections. To learn more, or to subscribe, visit www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).
About Sky Angel:
Sky Angel® U.S. LLC is a Christian-owned multi- channel provider of faith-based and family-friendly television and radio programming. Founded by Robert Johnson Sr. more than 28 years ago, Sky Angel was created to provide a Christ-centered and family- friendly alternative to the standard television fare. Since then, his vision has grown into a service providing quality television and radio programming throughout the United States. Sky Angel carries the Parents Television Council's® prestigious Entertainment Seal of Approval(tm), which recognizes excellence and social responsibility in programming.
About MLB Network:
MLB Network launched on January 1, 2009 as the largest debut in cable television history and is currently available in 54 million cable and satellite homes. With live games, original programming, highlights, classic games, and coverage of baseball events, MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to www.mlbnetwork.com.