MLB Network spokesman Matt Bourne
said the network will launch in about 50 million homes as the largest network debut in cable history. Besides Cox, he said Comcast, Time-Warner, DirecTV are partners in the venture with Major League Baseball.
Headquartered in Secaucus, N.J., the MLB Network will provide 24 hours a day of baseball content, including 26 regular-season games and 16 games from the World Baseball Classic on March 5-23.
will serve as studio host of "MLB Tonight” and "Hot Stove,” a nightly offseason studio show. Al Leiter
and Harold Reynolds
have been named studio analysts, and Hazel Mae
and Trenni Kusnierek
have been hired as reporters.
TRABER’S MOTHER DIES
Sports Animal radio network talk show host Jim Traber
said he plans to return to the air this afternoon following the death of his mother. Florence Theresa Traber
, 86, died Sunday in Los Angeles. A memorial service is planned for Nov. 26 in Pasadena, Calif. In lieu of flowers, Traber said donations should be sent to Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (213) 251-3400.
→Former OU golfer Anthony Kim
and former OSU golfer Hunter Mahan
are in the inaugural Kiwi Challenge, which will air 3-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on KFOR-4.
→New OU graduate assistant Kendra Wecker
has joined Brian Brinkley
on the OU women’s basketball broadcasts on KOKC-AM 1520.