Forget the DOJ, this is truly a sign that the sky is falling:
XM will be adding the MLB Home Plate channel (ch 175) to its XM Radio Online internet radio service, starting this Saturday (March 29th).
This marks the first time that the popular baseball talk channel will be available on the internet. XM launched the channel on the sats in 2005.
The move is welcome news for Home Plate fans who have been begging XM (and posting comments on Orbitcast) about adding the channel to XM Radio Online. Combined with the fact that Play Ball will have an exclusive online presence for one day, signals that XM is finally ready to utilize one of its big draws to drive usage of its internet radio service.
And that's a great thing.
If you're already an XM subscriber, you (hopefully) already know that you can listen to XMRO for no charge. Not an XM subscriber? Grab a free, 14-day trial at xmradio.com/mlb, and remember, XM is offering new users of its online radio service an introductory rate of $2.99/month for the first six months.