Tonight, Major League Baseball announced that In Demand will now carry Extra Innings out-of-town baseball package, ending the exclusive deal that they had cut with DirecTV.
Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner will pick up Extra Innings immediately, and they also agreed to carry The Baseball Channel, MLB's cable station that will launch in 2009.
Good news all around, but I did not see Cablevision's name among the cable systems picking up Extra Innings yet (although the post on MLB's web site says that other cable companies will follow suit). Cablevision (which is my cable provider) has had a history of terrible negotiations getting cable stations on their systems (like with the YES Network five years ago), so my fingers are crossed it will get done with them quickly.
Here is the post from MLB.com with all the details:
Thanks to my friend Eddie for passing along the news to me tonight.