When you turn on your TV to watch a game on the MLB Extra Innings package, you expect it to be there. But in the case of DirecTV, the games did not come on at 7 p.m. ET Friday as scheduled and they continue to be off as of this writing. Beyond a half-hour past the first pitches in the early games, there were no broadcasts leaving fans scratching their heads.

UPDATE: At 9 p.m. ET, two hours after the early games were to begin, the feeds finally came online. The MLB Extra Innings Mix Channel at position 720 was still out, but fans could finally go to channels 721-749 and watch the home and away feeds.

And I switched around on DirecTV myself to see if there were any changes and no, there weren’t:

The MLB Extra Innings mix channel at channel 720 looks like this:

You can go the actual RSN channel like Channel 659 for Root Sports Pittsburgh or Channel 640 for MASN and see your game that way, but if you’re used to having MLB Extra Innings as your one-stop shopping to flip around games, then you’re out of luck for now.

There’s no official response from DirecTV or MLB about this. We’ll update this story as soon as there are any changes.

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.