TV Schedule

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MLB TV 2016 - Part 1: National Broadcasts Primer

  • Nationally exclusive Sunday Night Baseball games through the season (except final Sunday).  Select Sunday double and triple headers including opening Sunday.
  • Weekly Monday & Wednesday night games (select blackouts apply)
  • Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza join Dan Shulman as new SNB analysts.
  • Broadcasts on Opening Day & National holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day)
  • Post Season: NL Wild Card; Entire postseason including the World Series on ESPN Radio
  • Baseball Tonight: 28th year of show airs nightly; Dallas Braden joins Sunday show.  John Kruk returns as studio analyst

Sunday Night Baseball: Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza, Buster Olney
Monday Night Baseball: Karl Ravech, Dave Fleming, Curt Schilling, Eduardo Perez; others
Wednesday Night Baseball: Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville
SNB on ESPN Radio: Sciambi, Chris Singleton
Baseball Tonight Sunday Countdown: Karl Ravech, Dallas Braden, Tim Kurkjian
MLB Insiders: Olney, Kurkjian, Pedro Gomez, Jason Stark

Opening Week
Sun, April 3
Cardinals at Pirates, ESPN 1 pm
Blue Jays at Rays, ESPN2 4 pm;
Mets at Royals, ESPN 8:30 pm

Mon, April 4
Astros at Yankees, ESPN 1 pm;
Mariners at Rangers, ESPN 4 pm
Dodgers at Padres, ESPN 7 pm;
Cubs at Angels, ESPN2 10 pm

Wed, April 6
Phillies at Reds, ESPN2 7 pm;
White Sox at Athletics, ESPN2 10 pm

Sunday Night Baseball Schedule, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Sun, Apr. 10: Yankees at Tigers
Sun, Apr. 17: Giants at Dodgers
Sun, Apr. 24: Red Sox at Astros
Sun, May 1: Yankees at Red Sox
Sun, May 8: Red Sox at Yankees
Sun, May 29: Dodgers at Mets, ESPN2
Sun, June 12: Cardinals at Pirates, 5 pm; Dodgers at Giants, 8:30 pm
Sun, July 10: Diamondbacks at Giants
Sun, July 17: Red Sox at Yankees

FOX Sports
  • FOX: Saturday prime time regional games during the summer
  • FOX Sports 1: Weekly national and/or local co-existing games
  • John Smoltz is the new lead analyst, joining Joe Buck & Ken Rosenthal
  • Post Season: National League Postseason games on FS1 & FOX
  • The World Series: Exclusively on FOX
  • MLB Whiparound: MLB Studio show airing on FS1

Broadcasters: Lead- Joe Buck, John Smoltz & Ken Rosenthal; Erin Andrews (Postseason);
Kenny Albert, Kevin Burkhardt, Joe Davis, Aaron Goldsmith, Len Kasper, Justin Kutcher, Don Orsillo, Matt Vasgersian, Brian Anderson, Cliff Floyd, Mark Gubicza, Eric Karros, CJ Nitkowski, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci, Jon Paul Morosi
Whip Around/Pregame Studio: Burkhardt, Chris Myers; Frank Thomas, Pete Rose, Karros, Nitkowski, Mark Sweeny, Dontrelle Willis

MLB on FS1 Early Schedule
Thu April 7: Rangers at Angels, 10 pm
Sat April 9: Dodgers at Giants, 4 pm
Sat April 16: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 4 pm; Braves at Marlins, 7 pm
Thu April 21: Tigers at Royals, 7 pm
Sat April 23: Red Sox at Astros, 4 pm;
Sat April 30: Giants at Mets, 4 pm; Yankees at Red Sox 7 pm

Baseball Night in America, Saturdays, FOX 7 pm
May 21: Rangers at Astros | Nationals at Marlins | Cubs at Giants
May 28: Dodgers at Mets | Pirates at Rangers | Cardinals at Nationals
June 4: Yankees at Orioles | Royals at Indians  | Giants at Cardinals
June 11: Tigers at Yankees | Cardinals at Pirates | Dodgers at Giants
June 18: Pirates at Cubs | Tigers at Royals | Braves at Mets, 8 pm
June 25: Mets at Braves | Astros at Royals | Dodgers at Pirates
July 2: Angels at Red Sox | Cubs at Mets | Reds at Nationals
July 9: Padres at Dodgers | Nationals at Mets | Cubs at Pirates
Tue, July 12: MLB All-Star Game, Petco Park, San Diego, 7 pm
Sep 10: Cubs at Astros | Rays at Yankees, 1 pm
Sep 17: Nationals at Braves | Yankees at Red Sox, 1 pm

MLB Network
  • MLB Network air 24-hour coverage & original programming throughout the season
  • MLB Tonight: Nightly league wide studio show
  • MLB Network Showcase: Network produced broadcast airing several games a month
  • Live Games: Simulcasts from RSNs, airing almost daily
  • Postseason: Two NL Division series games (leased from FOX)

MLB Showcase
Broadcasters: Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Harold Reynolds, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Sam Ryan, Matt Vasgersian; others

MLB Tonight
Hosts: Greg Amsinger, Brian Kenny, Fran Charles, Robert Flores, Vasgersian; others
Analysts: Al Leiter, Pedro Martinez, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, Bill Ripken, Eric Byrnes, Mark DeRosa, Smoltz; others
Insiders: Peter Gammons, Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, Joel Sherman, Verducci

MLB Network's Daily Programming
10 a.m.: MLB Central, hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Lauren Shehadi, Mark DeRosa
1 p.m.: High Heat, hosted by Christopher Russo
2 p.m.: The Rundown, hosted by Matt Yalloff, Kelly Nash
4 p.m.: MLB Now, hosted by Brian Kenny
5 p.m.: Intentional Talk, hosted by Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
6 p.m. & Primetime: MLB Tonight
1 a.m.: Quick Pitch, hosted by Heidi Watney; others

MLB Network Showcase Games, April Schedule
Fri, April 8- Red Sox at Blue Jays, MLBN 7 pm
Fri, April 15- Giants at Dodgers, MLBN 10 pm
Tue, April 19- Cubs at Cardinals, MLBN 8 pm
Fri, April 29- Yankees at Red Sox, MLBN 7 pm
Sat, April 30- Yankees at Red Sox, MLBN 7 pm

Other MLB Platforms
    • MLB Extra Innings* (Cable/Dish): Coverage of all MLB games
    • Strike Zone (Cable/Dish): Red Zone type coverage of live games twice a week
    • MLB.TV*: Live internet streaming of all Games; All-Star Game and postseason
    • MLB at Bat*: Live Streaming on Tablets & Smartphones
    • Working agreement to make games of local teams from FOX RSN's available currently a work in progress.  All other RSNs currently have blackout restrictions.

    Turner Sports
    • TBS will air 13 Sunday afternoons in July through regular season (limited blackouts)
    • Post Season: Exclusive coverage of the entire American League Postseason
    • Talent: Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken; Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley, Dick Stockton
    • Sunday MLB on TBS Schedule to be announced

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