DIRECTV was first major distributor to offer the regional sports network in 2005
MASN, the exclusive television home of Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals baseball, announced a multiyear renewal agreement with DIRECTV to continue carrying the regional sports network effective immediately.
“We believe in the power and emotional engagement of live sports, and are excited to bring AT&T TV and DIRECTV customers their live, local sports through this agreement with MASN,” said Rob Thun, Chief Content Officer, DIRECTV.
“MASN is proud of our long partnership with DirecTV, which was the first provider to carry MASN more than sixteen years ago,” said MASN Senior Vice President John McGuinness. “As the television home of both a National League and an American League team, MASN carries more professional games than virtually any other regional sports network in the country, and showcases the exciting AL East and NL East divisions.”
MASN’s coverage of every available Nationals and Orioles game means the network will showcase more than 300 live MLB events this season, so fans can watch every team in Major League Baseball and dozens of matchups with the highly-valued AL East, featuring the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Rays, as well as the equally exciting NL East, with the Mets, Phillies, Braves, and Marlins. Combining exclusive pre- and post- game shows for every game, the total MLB programming on MASN is over 600 events annually, as the network dominates the summer primetime television schedule from April through early October. MASN also carries a robust slate of more than 175 NCAA Division I football and basketball featuring the perennial powerhouse ACC and local teams such as Virginia, Virginia Tech, VCU, Richmond to name just a few.
During the Covid-shortened 2020 campaign, the 60-game schedule was delivered by a partnership that included Major League Baseball, the Orioles and Nationals, MASN, more than two dozen cable and satellite providers.
MASN proudly partners with AT&T TV, DIRECTV, Comcast, and 20 other cable, satellite, telco, and digital distributors who reach 17 Nielsen markets throughout MASN’s seven-state exclusive home television territory from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania through to Charlotte, North Carolina.
More than 75 million American households receive a traditional TV bundle from paid television distributors.