MLB Network is an American sports television channel dedicated to baseball. It is primarily owned by Major League Baseball, with Warner Bros. Discovery through its sports unit, NBC Sports Group of Comcast, Charter Communications and Cox. On Deck Circle is a special 1-hour pre-game version of MLB Tonight that airs ahead of the night's MLB Network Showcase.
With the expansion of the playoffs, MLB eliminated the 163rd tiebreaker game that teams used to play on Monday. For reference, last year's MLB TV show is on page two and the abbreviated schedule of 60 games two years ago is on page three. MLB is also expanding cross-league play, with each team playing 46 inter-league games after playing 20 on the MLB schedule this year. MLB had the ability to be flexible with the MLB trade deadline, choosing any date from July 28 to August.
It is recorded live in Studio 3 from the MLB Network facility in Secaucus, New Jersey, but it also features segments recorded in Studio 42. It's a unique program, with all 30 teams ready to play on MLB opening day for the first time since 1997. The show aired from the beginning of Spring Training to the end of the World Series and was replaced off-season by Hot Stove, until it began airing out of season, and Hot Stove became MLB Network's weekday morning show.