World Series will be on TV in V.I.
Published: October 23, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - Fear not, the ol' ball game will be on TV in the Virgin Islands.
Every year, when Major League Baseball's playoffs and World Series comes around, Virgin Islanders have to check with their television network providers to make sure that the championship games of America's favorite pastime will be airing on their networks.
For the last several years, viewers have found that it has been a non-issue. But, for those who can think back, they can recall when they had to plan what bar or restaurant they would have to go to, just so that they could see the series.
"It hasn't been a problem for the past four or five years," said Jennifer Matarangas-King, spokeswoman for Innovative Companies.
Matarangas-King and customer service representatives from DirecTV and Dish Network all assured viewers that the playoff, which begins tonight, would be shown live for the territory.
A customer representative from Dish Network said that the game would be played on Fox via their network, and a customer representative from DirecTV said that the game would be shown on ESPN via their satellite network.
Additionally, territorial Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen helped push a deal in 2010 between MLB and TBS, a major television channel.
TBS said that all of the MLB playoff games, from divisional playoffs through the World Series, would be aired in the U.S. Virgin Islands for at least four years, or until 2014.
MLB spokesman Jeff Heckleman could not be reached Tuesday evening for comment on what would happen to the contract after next year.
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