Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, August 25, 2014

MLBAM Chief Says Local Broadcasts May Be Available On Mobile

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.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 25, 2014 at 03:07 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: blackout restrictions, fangraphs, mlbam

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 25, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4778825)
nice (if it happens).
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 25, 2014 at 04:23 PM (#4778846)
Still not great for us cord-cutters, but I suppose a nice first step.
   3. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: August 25, 2014 at 04:58 PM (#4778909)
Exactly, AG#1F.
   4. villageidiom Posted: August 25, 2014 at 05:30 PM (#4778953)
   5. TerpNats Posted: August 25, 2014 at 07:21 PM (#4778990)
So could TWC offer subscriptions to SportsNet LA so Angelenos could circumvent their cable or satellite systems to watch Dodgers games?
   6. crict Posted: August 25, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4779038)
I got the end-of-season deal for MLB.tv, and surprisingly, no blackouts at all. I'm in southwestern Ontario, just across from Detroit but in the Jays TV market. Tigers, Jays, Sunday night baseball, I can watch them all.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogKaiser Carlile, 9-Year-Old Bat Boy, Dies After Being Struck by Player's Swing
(1 - 11:13am, Aug 03)
Last: Rafael Bellylard wants a Mets-Cubs wild card game.

Newsblog‘He was crying like a baby’: Tempers flare as Royals lose to Blue Jays 5-2 | The Kansas City Star
(2 - 11:13am, Aug 03)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

NewsblogBBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(358 - 11:13am, Aug 03)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogYordano Ventura calls Jose Bautista a “nobody” and accuses him of stealing signs | HardballTalk
(10 - 11:13am, Aug 03)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogOTP - July 2015: Winning the Political Game: Politics is More Like Baseball Than Football
(6404 - 11:12am, Aug 03)
Last: Rickey! is all out of bubblegum

NewsblogIn losing Baseball Hall of Fame vote, timing the only bad thing - Chicago Tribune
(11 - 11:11am, Aug 03)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogZack Wheeler: Why I made the call to Sandy Alderson asking to stay a Met | Newsday
(9 - 11:04am, Aug 03)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT: Soccer August 2015
(11 - 10:57am, Aug 03)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Newsblog10 Degrees: The Mets are on fire and trying to validate themselves, like so many others - Yahoo Sports
(13 - 10:56am, Aug 03)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - July 2015
(1715 - 10:51am, Aug 03)
Last: Moses Taylor

NewsblogOT: Soccer June 2015
(1460 - 10:39am, Aug 03)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogBay Area Sports Guy – Madison Bumgarner isn’t racist, he’s a control freak
(45 - 10:20am, Aug 03)
Last: DJS From Suplex City!

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-3-2015
(2 - 10:11am, Aug 03)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogTHE CRAZIEST BASEBALL PLAYER COMMERCIALS OF ALL TIME, RATED
(4 - 10:05am, Aug 03)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogREMEMBER WHEN METS WERE A JOKE? | FOX Sports
(26 - 10:01am, Aug 03)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

Page rendered in 0.1676 seconds
48 querie(s) executed