SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TuneIn, the official streaming audio partner of Major League Baseball, is celebrating MLB All-Star Week and one of the most exciting moments in sports – the home run – during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Celebrating the season of the long ball, TuneIn and MLB will launch the TuneIn MLB Going Gone Giveaway during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, rewarding fans FREE Premium audio of MLB on TuneIn.
During the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, the TuneIn MLB Going Gone Giveaway will offer fans TuneIn Premium MLB play-by-play, which features every team's home call, for the following home runs hit:
- Five FREE days of Premium MLB content for 100 cumulative home runs hit
- Seven FREE days of Premium MLB content for 150 cumulative home runs hit
- 10 FREE days of Premium MLB content for 200 cumulative home runs hit
Through the TuneIn MLB Going Gone Giveaway, fans can listen to Premium audio coverage of their favorite MLB teams for FREE after the MLB All-Star break, beginning July 14. All of the All-Star Week Festivities are also FREE on TuneIn, including the T-Mobile Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.
The T-Mobile Home Run Derby will feature some of baseball's best long ball hitters, including Miami's Giancarlo Stanton in his home stadium, New York Yankees sensation Aaron Judge, L.A. Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger, Twins slugger Miguel Sano, Gary Sanchez of the NY Yankees, Colorado's Charlie Blackmon, Kansas City Royal Mike Moustakas and Justin Bour of the Miami Marlins.
"The audio of a home run call is one of the most captivating moments in sports, and TuneIn is celebrating the long ball with MLB," said TuneIn Vice President of Marketing, Scott Parker. "We're excited to give a gift to fans around the world of the ultimate listening experience during one of the most exciting events in sports, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. This is a great opportunity to showcase TuneIn's offerings and celebrate baseball by giving all fans access to free MLB play-by play for the start of the second half of the season through TuneIn's MLB Going Gone Giveaway. With the lineup MLB has put together for the event, we can't wait to see all the home runs, and join in on the celebration of the long ball."
"We're in the live-ball era. It's been the season of the home run. TuneIn is adding another level of excitement for fans to bring them every exciting home call," said TuneIn ambassador, Hall of Famer, and MLB Home Derby Champion Frank Thomas. "I wish all the T-Mobile Home Run contenders best of luck and hope fans can receive the ultimate unlock package, 10 days of FREE TuneIn Premium MLB audio with 200 homeruns!"
TuneIn will also feature wall-to-wall coverage of MLB All-Star programming live from Miami, giving baseball fans from around the world the opportunity to listen to the sounds of the game through the TuneIn app. The 2017 season marks the second full season of TuneIn's partnership with MLB, giving TuneIn Premium subscribers access to the home call and play-by-play of every game for every team.
As part of its MLB All-Star activity in Miami, TuneIn will broadcast live at the ESPN set at the Clevelander Miami with a full lineup of MLB programming and talent on MLB At the Plate. Host Holden Kushner and a star-studded cast of analysts, including World Series Champion Jeff Nelson and former catcher JP Arencibia, will provide listeners best-in-class coverage of MLB All-Star Week with interviews, highlights, analysis, recaps and more.
In addition to All-Star Week programming, 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 At the Plate.
TuneIn is the most popular way to listen to streaming audio from around the world. With more than 60 million monthly active users, TuneIn lets people listen to the world's sports, news, talk and music from wherever they are. TuneIn has more than 100,000 radio stations and 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent, and is available for free across many connected devices. TuneIn Premium lets subscribers listen to the NBA, NFL, MLB, more than 60,000 audiobooks, and commercial-free music stations. TuneIn has venture funding from Comcast Ventures, IVP, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and Icon Ventures, and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
About Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Major League Baseball is the best-attended sport in North America, and since 2004, MLB has enjoyed its best-attended seasons in the history of the game, with each regular season eclipsing the 73 million mark. Led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, perpetuating the sport's larger role in society and permeating every facet of baseball's business, marketing and community relations endeavors. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America's National Pastime and a truly global game. For more information on Major League Baseball, visit www.MLB.com.
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