TuneIn Celebrates MLB Opening Day with Coverage Marathon
TuneIn, the world’s largest audio network, is knocking it out of the park for MLB Opening Day! Celebrating the start of the MLB season, TuneIn offers wall-to-wall coverage of all 12 Opening Day matchups to TuneIn Premium subscribers – giving baseball fans from around the world the ability to listen to the radio play-by-play call of their favorite team, wherever they are. In addition, MLB on TuneIn LIVE, Presented by Esurance is back for its second season with a special “Opening Day Marathon” edition offering more than 10 hours of live baseball coverage, tapping into live games happening around the league, providing highlights and instant analysis.
To celebrate Opening Day, MLB on TuneIn LIVE will have an all-star line-up with host Holden Kushner being joined by a rotation of MLB analysts including: 21-year veteran pitcher LaTroy ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, former Dodgers General Manager and current team advisor Ned Colletti, former MLB catcher J.P Arencibia, 15-year veteran relief pitcher Jeff Nelson and more.
In addition to its original programming, TuneIn is further expanding its content offerings to MLB fans through a new partnership with the popular online media company The Ringer, founded by Bill Simmons. For the entire month of April, “The Ringer MLB Show,” hosted by Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann, will produce two episodes per week, exclusively available on TuneIn.
“Baseball is the original audio sport and coming off the historic 2016 season, we are proud to offer fans the home and away feeds of their favorite teams,” said TuneIn Chief Content Officer Kevin Straley. “With TuneIn, fans can continue to connect with their favorite home announcers for all 162 games, whether they are in their local market or listening from thousands of miles away. We are also excited to have added ‘The Ringer MLB Show’ to our platform exclusively beginning on MLB Opening Day to provide analysis and insight into all thirty teams.”
2017 marks the second full season of TuneIn’s partnership with the MLB that gives TuneIn Premium subscribers access to the radio play-by-play feeds of every game, including Spanish language feeds for select games. In addition to live games, TuneIn is home to a dedicated 24/7 “MLB on TuneIn” station that features the audio simulcasts of MLB Network’s Intentional Talk, game recaps and encore episodes of MLB on TuneIn LIVE, Presented by Esurance. As the official audio streaming app of the MLB, TuneIn will also be featured in home page takeovers on the MLB.com site and all 30 club sites on March 30.
Listeners can access MLB coverage on TuneIn via TuneIn.com or by downloading the TuneIn app for iOS or Android devices. Additionally, new users can access a free 30-day trial of TuneIn Premium, where they will never miss a pitch with access to home and away play-by-play of every MLB game.