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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

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   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.

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