Comcast Launches MLB HD Network

I had an email passed on to me today by a fellow reader (probably Comcast worker) about Comcasts new MLB HD Network that will be airing on channel 191 and provide HD Phils games.  Here is the press release below:

This week, Comcast launched MLB Network HD on channel 191 throughout the Philadelphia market.

I’ve also included info on the Phillies HD schedule, at bottom.  We’re providing more games than any other provider this season – more than satellite and Verizon.  Note that Sixers and Flyers playoffs games would likely bring additional Phillies games to The Comcast Network (only available to Comcast customers).

COMCAST LAUNCHES MLB NETWORK HD IN PHILADELPHIA

In-Depth Baseball Coverage, Including Games and Analysis – All in Crystal-Clear High-Def

PHILADELPHIA – (April 1, 2009) – Comcast today announced that it has added MLB Network HD to its lineup in the greater Philadelphia market on channel 191, enabling baseball fans to follow America’s national pastime year-round, from the so-called “hot stove” of off-season trading action through the post-season every year.

MLB Network, which debuted on January 1 to more than 50 million homes nationwide, offers baseball fans a full menu of year-round baseball news and entertainment, from pre-season deal-making to spring training to live game coverage to daily analysis of the league and its teams.  In its inaugural year, the channel will offer more than 1,400 hours of live programming, including at least 26 of baseball’s best match-ups.

MLB Network has announced its Thursday Night Baseball schedule for April and May, featuring 16 different MLB clubs in eight live regular season games:

MLB NETWORK THURSDAY NIGHT BASEBALL SCHEDULE

April 9 – 7:00 p.m. Brewers @ Giants – Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane
April 16 – 1:00 p.m. Indians @ Yankees – Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds and Jim Kaat
April 16 – 8:00 p.m. Blue Jays @ Twins – Victor Rojas & Dan Plesac
April 23 – 8:00 p.m. Dodgers @ Astros – Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane

April 30 – 7:00 p.m. Red Sox @ Rays – Victor Rojas and Joe Magrane
May 7 – 7:00 p.m. Phillies @ Mets – Bob Costas and Al Leiter
May 14 – 8:00 p.m. Orioles @ Royals – TBD
May 21 – 8:00 p.m. Cubs @ Cardinals – TBD

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