XM Prepares for Another Season of MLB Exclusives
XM Satellite Radio said it is preparing for another big season airing Major League Baseball, delivering every MLB game for every team throughout the regular season and postseason as part of its deal with the league.
As part of its package, XM carries team broadcasts of MLB games. Also, XM is the exclusive home of the MLB Home Plate channel, a talk radio stream, and the MLB En Espanol channel, which offers games and baseball talk radio in Spanish.
As part of its coverage, XM said it will deliver opening day games from across the nation, and one overseas.
Major League Baseball will open the regular season March 25 with the World Series champion Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's in Japan. XM said it will air three live broadcasts of the game, including one broadcast in Japanese.
Also on "opening night" March 30, the Washington Nationals will play their first game at the new Nationals Park. The MLB Home Plate channel will be live from Nationals Park throughout the day.
And on the traditional Opening Day, March 31, XM will deliver 14 baseball games, including the New York Yankees' season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. The event marks the last opening day game at Yankee Stadium.