CNBC Goes Inside The MLB Network's New Studio

Friday, December 19, 2008

Darren Rovell has always been one of the best reads on the Internet, but lately CNBC has been using him for television spots as well. His latest trip was to Secaucus, New Jersey to take a look inside the MLB Network's new studio, and to interview MLB-N President, Tony Petitti. Here is the clip....

I never even thought about the local TV angle when it comes to airing games. It's already going to be tough for a league specific network to succeed, but when you take that into account, it makes it even tougher. The NFL Network benefited early on from being the only outlet available, but the same won't be the case for the MLB Network.

With everyone already basically trained to head to ESPN for Baseball Tonight, it'll be interesting to see if people give another network a shot.

MLB Network's Petitti: One On One About January Launch (CNBC)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 11:33 AM


Since my cable provider is just a couple steps up from a Mom and Pop operation(it's a relatively young operation, to be honest, but it's still better than Comcast), I have no idea when, or if, we'll be getting the MLBN. Right now, the only sports packages available to us are the ESPN football and basketball ones. That said, I'm not really concerned. If it happens, it happens.

Bruce said...
Dec 19, 2008, 1:08:00 PM  

I get it here in NY

Anonymous said...
Dec 19, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

How does the NBA deal with local providers?

Morgan Wick said...
Dec 20, 2008, 2:59:00 AM  

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