The MLB has been one of the most forward-thinking of major sports leagues when it comes to streaming their content online. One of the first major leagues to offer online streaming through pay packages, it seems like the league management is open to trying new distribution (ok, fine, yes those blackouts can be very annoying still).
Sling TV announced this week that they are now going to be offering NBC Regional Sports Networks (CSN) through their Sling Blue packages, meaning subscribers to their service can get full access to their favorite teams in specific regions.
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While this launch is limited to a few select regions, it will be expanding soon. From the Sling blog:
Today I’m happy to share that sports fans in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Chicago and Mid-Atlantic markets will have access to CSN programming by Major League Baseball’s 2017 Opening Day, April 2. Since we originally announced the coming addition of the CSNs, our team has continued to work closely with our programming partners to bring you these networks. We appreciate your continued support and patience while we worked to add CSN Bay Area, CSN California, CSN Chicago and CSN Mid-Atlantic.
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The folks over at sportfacts.org have also put together a handy guide to watching MLB games online, so if you’re looking for the myriad of ways you can watch baseball, check out their guide.
Check in with Sling on April 2nd, MLB opening day to stream your favorite team online.