Major League Baseball will handle production and distribution for all locally distributed San Diego Padres games beginning Wednesday, May 31, when the Padres take on the Miami Marlins at 6:40 p.m. ET/3:40 p.m. Pacific. The new agreement, which gives fans the option of watching games on television or via digital streaming, expands the reach of Padres games from approximately 1.13 billion homes to approximately 3.264 million homes in the Padres television region. An increase of 2,131 million households represents an increase of 189%.
Beginning May 31, fans in the Padres’ home television region will be able to watch games on linear televisions listed as san diego padres on the following channels:
As a result of the new agreement, Padres fans can sign up for MLB.TV now for $19.99 per month or a new direct-to-consumer streaming subscription for $74.99 for the remainder of the season. This offer is only for Padres fans in the club’s local television area and is a separate service from MLB.TV out-of-market packages. By offering a direct-to-consumer streaming option on MLB.TV in club territory for the first time, MLB has been able to remove the blackout on Padres games first syndicated on Bally Sports San Diego. Fans can also find more information on availability for Padres games at Padres.com/tunein.
To make the transition as smooth as possible for fans, Padres games through Sunday, June 4 will be available for free on MLB.com, Padres.com and the Padres.com apps by logging in with your MLB account. MLB on mobile and connected devices.
“As Commissioner Manfred previously stated, Major League Baseball stands ready to produce and distribute Padres games to fans in Padres territory,” said Noah Garden, MLB director of revenue. “While we are disappointed that Diamond Sports Group has not honored its contractual agreement with the club, we look forward to re-imagining the distribution model, removing blocks on local games, improving broadcasts and expanding the reach of matches.” are taking advantage of this opportunity to do more than 2 million homes.”
“Through the power of Major League Baseball and the Padres, we are working to enhance the sports broadcast experience for all Padres fans,” said Billy Chambers, MLB executive vice president of local media. “New technology, better image quality and greater reach are just some of the elements we’re working on every night to better tell the story.”
“We are preparing for this revolutionary moment,” said Padres CEO Eric Graepner. “Excited to partner with Major League Baseball to offer a direct-to-consumer streaming option through MLB.TV without blackouts, while preserving our in-market distribution through traditional streaming providers, cable and satellite television. The Padres are excited to be the first team with a . Our fans will now have unprecedented access to Padres games across digital and traditional platforms throughout San Diego and beyond.”
Padres lead TV announcers and analysts Don Orsillo, Mark Grant and Bob Scanlan will continue in their current roles, while the 97.3 Fan Radio team will also broadcast games from the booth with Jesse Agler and Tony Gwynn Jr. , Powered by Major League Baseball’s expertise in live game production and distribution, fans can continue to expect the highest quality Padres game broadcasts. Since 2009, Major League Baseball has owned and operated MLB Network, which has produced live games for 15 seasons, has been critically acclaimed for its content, and has won 41 National Sports Emmys in 13 different categories. win prizes. Major League Baseball was the first professional sports league to live stream a regular season game on August 26, 2002. Last season, baseball fans watched more than 11 billion minutes of live baseball games and content on MLB.TV, a record for the service. Is on track to break even again in 2023.