MLB will produce and distribute Padres games starting today

Major League Baseball will take over 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 pm ET/3: 40 p.m. Pacific. The new agreement, which offers fans the option to watch games on television or via digital streaming, expands the reach of Padres games from approximately 1.13 billion households to approximately 3.264 million households in Padres television territory. . The increase of 2,131 million households represents an increase of 189%.

Starting May 31, fans in the Padres’ home television territory will be able to watch the games on linear television listed as San Diego Padres on the following channels:

As a result of the new agreement, Padres fans can now get a new direct-to-consumer streaming subscription for $19.99 per month or $74.99 for the remainder of the season by signing up for MLB.TV. This offer is only for Padres fans in the Club’s Local Television Territory and is a separate service from the MLB.TV out-of-market package. By offering a direct-to-consumer streaming option on MLB.TV in Club territory for the first time, MLB is able to remove the blackout on Padres games previously syndicated on Bally Sports San Diego. Fans can also find more information on the availability of Padres games at

To make the transition as smooth as possible for fans, Padres games through Sunday, June 4 will be available for free simply by logging in with your MLB account at, and the apps. MLB on mobile and connected devices.

“As Commissioner Manfred previously stated, Major League Baseball stands ready to produce and distribute Padres games to fans throughout 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 are taking this opportunity to reimagine the distribution model, remove blocks on local games, improve broadcast and expand the reach of matches. of the Padres in more than 2 million homes.”

“Through the power of Major League Baseball and the Padres, we are working to elevate the game broadcast experience for all Padres fans,” said Billy Chambers, MLB Executive Vice President of Local Media. “New technology, better image quality and greater access are just a few of the elements we are working on to better tell the story every night.”

“We have been preparing for this revolutionary moment,” Padres CEO Erik Greupner said. “The Padres are excited to be the first team 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. Our fans will now have unprecedented access to Padres games across digital and traditional platforms throughout San Diego and beyond.”

The Padres’ lead TV announcers and analysts Don Orsillo, Mark Grant and Bob Scanlan will continue in their current roles, while the 97.3 The Fan radio team will also remain in place with Jesse Agler and Tony Gwynn Jr. broadcasting. the games from the booth. Fans can continue to expect the highest quality Padres game broadcasts, powered by Major League Baseball’s expertise in live game production and distribution. Since 2009, Major League Baseball has owned and operated the MLB Network, which has produced live games for 15 seasons, has been critically acclaimed for its content, and has won 41 National Sports Emmy Awards in 13 different categories. 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 that is on track to be broken again in 2023.


2023-05-31 15:34:15
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