Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays will be able to experience their favorite Major League Baseball team play in glorious 4K. Sportsnet will be broadcasting all 81 home games in 4K, offering dedicated 24/7 sports feeds from April 1 - Sportsnet 4K and Sportsnet ONE 4K. The first match aired in 4K will be against the Boston Red Sox in their final pre-season game.
Teaming up with Rogers, the company will provide 4K feeds to all satellite, cable and IPTV providers across Canada. You'll also be able to view all the covered matches on Sportsnet. For a full schedule, be sure to see the Sportsnet website. It's a neat launch that will take the sport (at least for Blue Jays home matches) to the next level for fans.
If you're not going to be taking full advantage of 4K, you'll be able to keep up-to-date with MLB progress this coming season with the official Sportsnet app (opens in new tab).
TORONTO (March 28, 2016) Brighter Stro-Shows, bigger bat flips, more reasons to "bring the rain". Sportsnet is getting Toronto Blue Jays fans closer to the game than ever before, delivering more ways to experience the 2016 regular season across TV, mobile, tablet, computer, and radio. Sportsnet will produce and air all 81 home games in 4K, marking the world's first 4K MLB broadcast.
To bring all the 4K content to life, Rogers and Sportsnet are launching North America's first 24/7 dedicated sports feeds featuring 4K content on Friday, April 1 – Sportsnet 4K and Sportsnet ONE 4K. The following day (April 2), the Blue Jays take the field for the world's first 4K MLB broadcast, facing the Boston Red Sox in their final pre-season game at 12:30 p.m. ET from Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
All 162 Blue Jays regular season games, beginning with the season opener on Sunday, April 3, can be experienced on Sportsnet, the Sportsnet Radio Network, and streamed on theSportsnet mobile app or Sportsnet.ca/now.
All the ways to experience the Blue Jays on Sportsnet this season…
- Blue Jays in 4K… In addition to the final pre-season game on April 2, all 81 regular season home games will be available to Rogers customers on Sportsnet 4K and Sportsnet ONE 4K. Rogers is also offering the Sportsnet 4K feeds to all cable, satellite and IPTV providers across Canada. For channel allocation details and information on how to get a NextBox 4K™ set top box, please visit www.Rogers.com
- Blue Jays on Sportsnet… All 162 games available across Sportsnet. Visit here for full the broadcast schedule
- Blue Jays on the Sportsnet Radio Network… Fans from coast-to-coast can tune in to the Sportsnet Radio Network to hear the Blue Jays broadcasts throughout the season. Visit here for a full listing of the 19 stations
- Blue Jays on Sportsnet mobile app and Sportsnet NOW… All 162 games available for streaming across tablet, computer, or mobile phone
All the details on Sportsnet's star-powered lineup across multiple platforms…
- Blue Jays Central – Leading off every Sportsnet Blue Jays broadcast, Jamie Campbell and Gregg Zaun host the half-hour pre-game show, with a special one-hour show ahead of the season opener and home opener
- In The Booth – Former Blue Jays Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler return to the TV broadcast booth, providing play-by-play and analysis, with award-winning broadcaster Dan Shulman joining the team to call upwards of 30 games this season, beginning with the home opener on April 8
- On the field – Barry Davis and Hazel Mae bring fans the news from the field and the road during all game broadcasts, as well as for Blue Jays Central andSportsnet Central
Game Broadcasts - Sportsnet Radio Network:
- In The Booth – Jerry Howarth, celebrating his 35thseason as the voice of the Blue Jays, returns as play-by-play man in the broadcast booth alongside analystsJoe Siddall and Mike Wilner
- Blue Jays Talk – Host Wilner recaps the game and takes calls from fans following each regular season game radio broadcast
Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Toronto):
- Baseball Central / Baseball Central @ Noon – From April 4 to June 24, host Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker bring fans their daytime MLB fix weekdays at 11 a.m. ET. The show moves to the Noon ET hour beginning June 27
- Buffalo Bisons – Blue Jays fans can tune into the future of the franchise with 14 live broadcasts of Bisons games on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. For full schedule,visit www.bisons.com
Sportsnet.ca and the Sportsnet mobile app are the top destinations for news and commentary on the Toronto Blue Jays, featuring analysis, opinion and can't-miss highlights:
- Daily Blue Jays beat coverage led by baseball columnist Shi Davidi
- Blue Jays and MLB breaking news, columns and commentary from Davidi, Blair, Wilner, Ben Nicholson-Smith, Arden Zwelling, Kristina Rutherford and Michael Grange, all available at the Rundown blog
- Sportsnet's weekly baseball podcast, At the Letters, hosted by Zwelling and Nicholson-Smith
- Sportsnet.ca's MLB Live Tracker, featuring up-to-the minute stats, win probability and commentary for the ideal complement to the on-field action
Sportsnet magazine's full Blue Jays 2016 preview issue is on newsstands now with more than 40 pages on all things Blue Jays. Columnists Stephen Brunt, Grange and Blair dive deep on the topics that will define 2016 for the franchise. Throughout the season, fans can stay locked into the magazine for features, insights, award-winning infographics and interviews
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