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westofyou
06-07-2009, 01:04 PM
Technology is a crazy tool for the fan of today compared to my youth.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/sports/baseball/07mlbtv.html?ref=sports&pagewanted=print


Yankees fans will soon be the first in baseball to buy games streamed on broadband to computers and wireless devices within the team’s local market, according to executives briefed on the pending deal but not authorized to speak publicly about it.

The agreement between the Yankees’ YES Network and Major League Baseball ends a logjam that has prevented teams from making their games available on the Internet within their designated markets. Some teams have wanted to do it, but financial arrangements between them and baseball could not be reached.

Teams stand to gain a new source of revenue, from the millions of broadband users around the country who are not sitting in front of their televisions but are in offices and other locations with a laptop or a wireless device.

The New York market is obviously tantalizing financially for the already hugely successful YES network, but could bring added revenue to other teams. YES’s territory includes 7.5 million households throughout New York City, Long Island, large swaths of New Jersey, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and parts of Pennsylvania.

Fans within the market can, of course, see Yankee games on YES or Channel 9.

But they have not been able to get them inside the market on MLB.tv, MLB.com’s broadband service, which carries live out-of-market games. The home teams’ games are blacked out locally to protect the rights of regional sports networks and TV stations.

The agreement between the Yankees’ YES Network and Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which controls the Internet rights of all 30 teams, will let fans inside the New York market buy a subscription to Yankees games. They will be able to watch on computers, laptops and other devices, giving the games a portability they have not had.

The first carrier to sign up is Cablevision, which will share revenue with YES and M.L.B.A.M. Fans can buy the in-market Yankee games only if they already subscribe to the expanded basic service on Cablevision that includes YES. The Yankees’ cable network is pursuing similar deals with other local cable operators, like Time Warner, and telecommunications services, like Verizon.

With the Yankees deal complete, other teams are expected to follow.

The Yankees’ service is supposed to start sometime this season and follows quickly on Cablevison’s recent renewal of its YES contract. A price was not available.

A YES spokesman declined to comment and M.L.B. executives were not available for comment. Jim Maiella, a Cablevision spokesman, said, “We have nothing to announce at this time, and we typically would not comment on this kind of offering until it was in front of our customers.” A Yankees spokesman did not return calls seeking a comment.

nate
06-07-2009, 01:08 PM
Oh for the Reds to be able to do this!

:pray:

Sea Ray
06-07-2009, 01:15 PM
What's the advantage to this? Giving us the Thursday afternoon games that FSN doesn't?

dougdirt
06-07-2009, 01:22 PM
What's the advantage to this? Giving us the Thursday afternoon games that FSN doesn't?

Being able to watch the game on a laptop when you are somewhere with internet access, but have no access to a tv?

nate
06-07-2009, 01:34 PM
What's the advantage to this? Giving us the Thursday afternoon games that FSN doesn't?

If the Reds had this, it would mean I wouldn't have to have DirecTV.

camisadelgolf
06-07-2009, 10:25 PM
The only reason I got a TV was to watch Reds games.

JaxRed
06-07-2009, 10:50 PM
I sure hope this helps the Yankees add to their payroll.....

LvJ
06-07-2009, 11:01 PM
Oh for the Reds to be able to do this!

:pray: Yes, please.

BCubb2003
06-07-2009, 11:02 PM
A Yankees fan I know was excited about today's win and said, "This could really be our year!"

Ltlabner
06-08-2009, 06:15 AM
What's the advantage to this? Giving us the Thursday afternoon games that FSN doesn't?

If you are in a hotel in Indy, Columbus, Louisville, Lexington, Lafayette, Evansville, Sidney , etc it's a crap shoot if the hotel package will have FSN. Some do, many do not. Consequently, those of us who travel don't get to see many Reds games when on the road.

Since nearly all hotels have high speed internet, you could still see the games while traveling with an MLB.tv with in-market games.

Huge advantage over FSN.

traderumor
06-08-2009, 06:51 AM
Wow, baseball makes another move out of the dark ages with media. What's next, the ridiculous blackout territories?

I watched the NBA Eastern Conference finals for free on yahoo, btw.

nate
06-08-2009, 08:59 AM
If you are in a hotel in Indy, Columbus, Louisville, Lexington, Lafayette, Evansville, Sidney , etc it's a crap shoot if the hotel package will have FSN. Some do, many do not. Consequently, those of us who travel don't get to see many Reds games when on the road.

Since nearly all hotels have high speed internet, you could still see the games while traveling with an MLB.tv with in-market games.

Huge advantage over FSN.

I'm sure you know but I've read about some hotels clamping down on internet streaming (particularly, Slingbox-ing) citing "bandwidth" concerns. That would suck for you being able to stream your Corey Patterson best plays reel "on demand."

Although I guess that wouldn't suck up too much bandwidth.

:cool:

Unassisted
06-08-2009, 09:39 AM
So this means that an MLB.TV subscriber in the Yankees market area will have to pay YES to see Yankees games. I'd be furious if I was in that category.

BCubb2003
06-08-2009, 09:52 AM
That would suck for you being able to stream your Corey Patterson best plays reel "on demand."

:cool:

You'll want MiLB.com for that. I get to see him live here in Syracuse.

Ltlabner
06-08-2009, 09:55 AM
I'm sure you know but I've read about some hotels clamping down on internet streaming (particularly, Slingbox-ing) citing "bandwidth" concerns. That would suck for you being able to stream your Corey Patterson best plays reel "on demand."

Although I guess that wouldn't suck up too much bandwidth.

:cool:

Yea, thank God you sent me that DVD you put together for Corey's highlights. The use of the soundtrack from Beaches in the background was amazing.

nate
06-08-2009, 10:07 AM
Yea, thank God you sent me that DVD you put together for Corey's highlights. The use of the soundtrack from Beaches in the background was amazing.

It was tough getting it off of the 8-track you sent me but I managed.

Ltlabner
06-08-2009, 11:49 AM
It was tough getting it off of the 8-track you sent me but I managed.

Yea I know, those things don't hold up well.

By the way, do you want your Xandoo soundtrack and poster back?

westofyou
06-17-2009, 10:30 AM
New Version of MLB.com’s At Bat Will See Game Video Streamed Live


http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3337:new-version-of-mlbcoms-at-bat-will-see-game-video-streamed-live&catid=65:mobile-devices&Itemid=151


When MLB.com announced in March of this year that Gameday Audio would be available via their At Bat 2009 product, I went out on a limb and predicted that by 2010, an MLB Extra Innings type package for mobile devices would be available.

It seems I was off by a few months.

With today’s release of version 3.0 of Apple’s operating system fo iPhone and iPod Touch, MLB.com will release its latest version of At Bat that will allow live video streaming of games to the devices. But, unlike Gameday Audio for At Bat, this time blackout restrictions do apply. How will MLB.com know where you are? As reported in May, MLB.com has technology to track you (see MLBAM Issued Patent for Geolocation. Could MLB Extra Innings for Mobile Be Far Behind?).

Not every game that is available via league's out-of-market online package MLB.TV will be streamed for the mobile devices when the new version is launched. Today's interleague tilt between the White Sox and Cubs from Wrigley Field will be the first game streamed live (2:20 ET), followed by the night game between the Tigers and Cardinals (8:15 ET). Shortly thereafter, it is expected that the same package of games that are normally available through MLB.TV Premium will be rolled out.

Cost will continue to be $9.99 through the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and will be available via the App Store on iTunes.

JaxRed
06-17-2009, 11:57 AM
Yea I know, those things don't hold up well.

By the way, do you want your Xandoo soundtrack and poster back?

Xandoo?

CrackerJack
06-17-2009, 12:07 PM
Xandoo?

Xanadu?

GoReds33
06-17-2009, 12:10 PM
New Version of MLB.com’s At Bat Will See Game Video Streamed Live


http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3337:new-version-of-mlbcoms-at-bat-will-see-game-video-streamed-live&catid=65:mobile-devices&Itemid=151
So this means that if I buy the iPod Touch, and the software for $9.99, I can watch a bunch of live baseball games on there? Why the need for Extra Innings? That's great.

Unassisted
06-17-2009, 12:30 PM
So this means that if I buy the iPod Touch, and the software for $9.99, I can watch a bunch of live baseball games on there? Why the need for Extra Innings? That's great.Plus the Touch can output its video to a TV.

I have a Touch and the free version of At Bat. I have been waiting for a reason to spring for the $10 upgrade to the full version. This may be it. :)

I(heart)Freel
06-17-2009, 02:04 PM
Best... app... ever.

I got it last year, and loved it. Then this year they added audio broadcasts (home or away) from every game, live. Sweet action.

And now this. Truly, MLB Advanced Media is earning its keep.