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Monday, August 17, 2015

MLB, Fox break impasse in streaming talks - local streaming to come

Welcome to the 21st century.

Several industry sources said the league is drafting deal documents with Fox, which holds the local media rights to 15 MLB teams. An agreement to offer authenticated local streaming of live games is expected to be in place by the start of the 2016 season.

It was a significant shift in MLB’s negotiating position that led to the breakthrough with Fox, which has been in active negotiations with the league for several years over the streaming service. The Toronto Blue Jays are the only team now streaming live games locally.

MLB moved off of its insistence that it host local games through, something league executives wanted so they could ensure the quality of the video streams is high. But that stance proved the biggest roadblock to a deal, as cable operators would have needed to share subscriber data with the league during the user authentication process, something they were not willing to do.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 17, 2015 at 10:47 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: internet, live streaming, media,

Saturday, June 27, 2015

MLB and the Grateful Dead - JOIN US FOR THE FINAL 5 SHOWS EVER!

  Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Grateful Dead with the four remaining original members - Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir - as they reunite for their final five concerts ever.

Live Alliance, Peter Shapiro, and Madison House are thrilled to bring Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead to you live for an unprecedented live, five-night, digital event starting June 27 (start time 7 p.m. PT) and June 28 (6 p.m. PT) from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and culminating with 3 shows on July 3, 4, and 5 (all beginning at 7 p.m. CT) from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The four original members will be joined by renowned musicians Trey Anastasio (Phish, Trey Anastasio Band), Jeff Chimenti (RatDog, The Dead, Furthur), and multiple GRAMMY®-winner Bruce Hornsby.

Each concert will be a uniquely different that you won’t want to miss, with the July 5 concert event being the last time the band will play together.

NattyBoh Posted: June 27, 2015 at 10:04 PM | 223 comment(s)
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