Hello, Will Star Choice be carrying the Major League Baseball package "extra innings" this year? If so what is the price? I would like to sub to it. Thanks.
Unfortunately we are not sure at this time if we will be adding this package to our programming line up. We’ve sent a channel request, detailing your suggestions, to our programming department. When we increase our channel line up, we’ll use the information received from you to help make our choices.
Star Choice was the first satellite TV provider to broadcast from two satellites. This allows us to offer the largest channel line up in Canada . However, satellite broadcast space is always at a premium. We strive to balance the demands of our customers with the technology to provide the best TV viewing experience.
Looks like a "no", for this year anyways. Just sharing the info, take it easy
Judging by the fact that all the PPV channels on Anik F2 are being removed for the spring and summer, my guess it MLB Extra Innings and any other sports package is a no go until September when NFL Sunday Ticket returns.
I would keep Cogeco then. Starchoice moves at glacial speed when it comes to new channel offerings. Financially, I don't think they could make as much money with MLB EI as they would if they chose to have those channels as PPV.
Sent an email to Starchoice today and this was the response:
We appreciate your feedback in regards to channel selection. A channel suggestion for MLB Extra innings has been forwarded to our marketing team on your behalf. Special attention is paid to channels in high demand. Star Choice continues to grow and remains committed to increasing channel variety. Although currently there isn’t a set release date, hopefully in the future we will able to include this channel.
Obviously this person has no idea what the extra innings package is. Hopefully in the future they'll include "this channel" ... like wtf.
I am starting to give up hope. I can't believe they'd add Nascar before Extra Innings.
This is Jim Cummins, VP Operations
We certainly have added allot of HD this year and this will continue to keep our largest free HD package in Canada. We will also launch Speed HD , Wild TV and Nascar Pit row package in Feb. This is just the start as we will continue to add more features to the guide as we launch Interactive TV in April. Regarding Baseball. We are looking at it but so far have not been able to make a deal. We are staying on it. This baseball package takes up allot of space so its a difficult one to plan as we also have NFL and Center Ice packages to all fit in. We have many things coming so I promises you I will stay on this one
"Currently we do not have this package as a part of our programming lineup. However as support for certain programming grows, we are more likely to get it, as we have just recently done with Center Ice. A suggestion for MLB Extra Innings package has been sent to our marketing department on your behalf.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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