Some St. Louis cable TV customers may be disappointed Friday when they try to tune in to watch the Cardinal's second NLDS game against the Pirates. That's because it won't be available for most customers with basic cable.
The 1:00 p.m. game will air on MLB Network, which isn't available to everyone. Charter customers will need a cable box and the select tier or higher subscription. AT&T subscribers with the two highest-level tiers get MLB. DirectTV customers must have a choice tier or better to see the game. And Dish Network subscribers will need at least a top 200 package or a separate sports package.
Viewers can check with their television providers to find out if MLB Network is included in their subscription, or check MLB's local listings at: www.FindMLBNetwork.com.
Officials at Antennas Direct say Charter Communications' refusal to air the ads is evidence of cable's growing concern over antennas.
At issue are 60 second spots that Antennas Direct of Ellisville sought to air in the St. Louis market.