Monday, August 25, 2014
Soon, you can watch Twins-White Sox on your Google Glasses. These are exciting times.
Major League Baseball Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman told the Associated Press this week that some baseball fans may be able to stream local broadcasts to their desktops and mobile devices by as early as next season. The changes would apply only to fans who already subscribe to the regional sports network that broadcasts their team’s games. For example, a San Francisco Giants fan who already pays for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area through her cable or satellite company would be able to stream Giants games when she is the CSN Bay Area viewing area, but not at home with access to her TV. Right now, she can only access Giants games on CSN Bay Area through MLB.tv and only when she is not in Northern California.
Whether this local streaming would be available through an RSN-linked app or through MLB.tv is still to be determined, according to Bowman. It’s also possible that MLBAM will work out deals with some RSNs and not others.
Friday, July 25, 2014
‘Flixing it the other way.
Last week, the sports league’s digital media arm told the FCC that the controversial fast-lane net neutrality proposal was a bad idea for several reasons, one being that the added costs to content companies to use those fast lanes would likely ultimately be passed along to consumers.
“Fast lanes would serve only one purpose: for Broadband ISPs to receive an economic windfall,” MLB’s Advanced Media unit wrote in a filing. “American consumers would be worse off as the costs of fast lanes are passed along to them in new fees or charges where there were none, or higher fees or charges where they existed.”
Monday, July 07, 2014
YR is not amused.
But what if I told you there was a company nestled in New York’s Chelsea Market near the Apple Store and across the street from Google’s offices that will see revenues of $800 million in 2014; with targeted revenues of $1 billion by 2016. That this company engaged in streaming live video of 18,000 hours in 2009 and is expected to hit 400,000 this year. That not only are they providing that, they’re a key company for online ticket sales, but isn’t StubHub. That key brands in corporate America hire them for content infrastructure, and not content with that, are a data analytics firm that rivals Bloomberg . The company has mobile technology that makes them one of Apple’s key partners and has been used at keynotes for their product launches.
This company is one that you know, right? It’s got to be someone whose logo is plastered across tech publications and a place in the forefront of the business section.
The reason you may never have heard of this company is because when you think of it, you think baseball. Yes, that game that your dad or grandfather likes, the sport whose commissioner doesn’t even use a computer at the office, is the place where the biggest media company you’ve never heard of was started.
Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:54 AM | 17 comment(s)
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