Layer3 TV said it has added MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone to its programming lineup.
MLB Network is offered on Layer3 TV’s flagship “allHD Platinum” package for all subscribers. Layer3 TV is offering MLB Network Strike Zone, a service that presents highlights, live look-ins and updates on Tuesday and Friday nights, in HD on its Sports & Info tier.
Layer3 TV said customers in the Washington, D.C., and Chicago metro areas have access to those services today.
The next-gen cable operator is also launching service this week in Los Angeles, with Denver among the markets that are on deck. Layer3 TV is also offering service in Longmont, Colo., via a tech and marketing deal with NextLight.
Layer3 TV is adding carriage as MLB Network continues its coverage of the 2017 World Baseball Classic and ahead of Major League Baseball's opening day on April 3.
“We’re excited that Layer3 TV’s customers can now access MLB Network programing in time for the World Baseball Classic this month and Opening Day in just a few weeks,” said Rob McGlarry, president of MLB Network, in a statement. “MLB Network offers comprehensive coverage, access and an insider’s perspective on the sport that has never been seen before. Layer3 TV helps us expand our reach and accomplish our goal of bringing MLB Network to as many fans as possible.”
"One of cable’s unique value propositions is the ability for customers to watch live sports,” added Lindsay Gardner, chief content officer of Layer3 TV. “Layer3 TV’s customers who are fans of America’s pastime now have access to the award-winning programming on MLB Network. We are especially proud to showcase the world’s best players during the World Baseball Classic, MLB Network’s extensive coverage of Spring Training, and the highly anticipated start of the 2017 baseball season.”