SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
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 over 100,000 radio stations and more than 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, over 40k 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, California.
About Bill Simmons Media Group
Bill Simmons Media Group was founded in 2015 and immediately launched the multimedia company The Ringer. The Ringer is comprised of a website (theringer.com), Newsletter, Podcast Network, Social Media network, and scripted and non-scripted video production. The Ringer and HBO have collaborated on various productions including After The Thrones, Any Given Wednesday and now the Andre the Giant project. Eric Weinberger is the President of The Ringer and was formerly the Executive Producer at NFL Media. Bill Simmons received three Sports Emmy® Awards and a Creative Arts Emmy while serving for six years (2009-15) as an executive producer of original film productions under ESPN's Peabody-Award-winning "30 for 30" banner. Simmons was a co-creator of the "30 for 30" series.
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