Little League Ratings Strong Again For ESPN NBC Horse Racing Analysts Ready For Double Duty Final Ratings Cubs Limiting Workers' Hours Due To Obamacare? Media Notes Olbermann: Rules In Place To Speed Up MLB Games Manfred Talks Pace Of Play, Other Plans In Q&A Davis Gives ESPN Its Best LLWS Overnight Ever MLB.TV Blackouts Could Be Lifted By '15 SEC Network Lands Carriage Deal With Verizon FiOS
Upcoming Conferences and Events
MARINERS REACH DEAL TO BROADCAST GAME LIVE ON ESPNET
Published August 31, 1995
The Mariners games against the Yankees on September 5-6 will provide the first live broadcast of a MLB game over the World Wide Web. Subscribers of ESPNET SportsZone will be able to follow the action and hear live play-by-play reports by Mariners announces. The Mariners reached the deal with KIRO Newsradio 710, ESPNET partner Starwave and Progressive Network (Mariners). Baseball's presence on the Web is examined by Tom Watson in the current BASEBALL WEEKLY. Kevin Mason, financial analyst for the Mariners, the first team on the web last year, said "in internet terms, we are doing very well." Mason estimates between 750 and 800 people visit the site each day and the "number of hits is growing steadily." The team ran an on-line survey on a new ballpark and received 750 complete responses in 10 days. The Blue Jays have had 60,000 hits on their home page since it went up in late April (BASEBALL WEEKLY, 9/5 issue).