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FiOS Plays Ball With MLB Network HD

Spring training is well underway in Arizona and Florida and when the major leagues officially open their season in early April, more paying viewers will be watching the action in HD—courtesy of both the broadcast and cable networks, and Major League Baseball’s own HD channel.

The latest signatures inked for MLB Network HD (and another premium option with some HD coverage, MLB Extra Innings) come from Verizon FiOS and Cox Cable. Other cablers and DBS are expected to follow suit.

MLB Network HD content will be included at no extra charge for Verizon’s current “Extreme” subscribers who already have HD set-top boxes. (MLB Network in its SD version already has been available to all FiOS TV Premier, Essential and Extreme subscribers.) The MLB Network typically features round-the-clock content focused on pro baseball, including classic games and baseball-themed movies and documentaries.

MLB Network in SD first began airing on the Verizon fiber-optic network on Jan. 1.

Read all of HD Notebookhere.