Fire TV just got a few app updates that target sports fans and kids alike.
MLB.tv added Chromecast support for its iOS(s AAPL) and Android(s GOOG) apps on Thursday, giving baseball fans yet another way to stream America’s favorite pastime to their televisions. As always, live streaming requires a $129.99 MLB.tv premium subscription and in-market games are blacked out. Previously, you could mirror the MLB.tv website from a Chrome tab, but having the option to cast from an app usually improves video quality on Chromecast(s GOOG).
Major League Baseball’s MLB.tv launched on Microsoft’s (S MSFT) Xbox One Tuesday, giving users of Microsoft’s new game console a way to watch live baseball games as well as replay full games from the archives. As always, blackout rules apply, and users need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription as well as a MLB.tv Premium subscription — but if you are a cord cutter who want to follow your team from back home, this may be the best way to do it.
MLB.tv is one of success stories of the online video streaming business. Thanks to rabid baseball fans across the globe, the service has signed up millions of subscribers, racking up mega-millions of dollars in revenues. And today, the service celebrates its 10th birthday.
GigaOM RoadMap is all about examining how connectedness changes everything around us. CBS Interactive President Jim Lanzone, MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman and thePlatform CEO Ian Blaine will join us to talk about how content is distributed and consumed thanks to the Internet in an all-digital world.
The demand for superfast broadband won’t really take off unless carriers lower prices on higher speed tiers, argues Williams Yeung, CEO of Hong Kong-based City Telecom. I think the biggest mistake we’re making is waiting for some red-hot, bandwidth-hungry application to come along.
MLB.tv, Major League Baseball’s official digital offering, is now available for purchase for the 2011 season. While the MLB has been offering live streams of games since August 2002, this year for the first time Android devices will have access to live video.
It doesn’t look like the Yankees got a big win when it comes to the adoption of their in-market live game streaming offering this year. Spor…
Catch the Post-Season on PostSeason.TV; MLBAM, Turner Sports and FOX Sports offer a blackout-free playoff subscription package. (paidContent)
NeuLion Buys Interactive Netcasting Systems; New York based web sportscaster buys Canadian IPTV software maker for $7.1 (USD) cash and stock deal. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Corey Feldman to Splatter on Netflix; DVD rental company hosting the web series presented by schlock-legend Roger Corman. (Tubefilter)
Study: Broadband and Mobile Video Watching Still Small; Horowitz and Associates says just 17 percent of cable and satellite subscribers watch video on a computer or handheld device. (Multichannel News)
The Video Doctor is in; Everyday Health launches Symptom Checker, complete with a video of a doctor asking you questions about your condition. (Everyday Health)
Indie Films Having a Tough Go Online; sites dedicated to non-mainstream entertainment struggle; indie creators and distributors say most of their revenue comes from Netflix and iTunes. (Variety)
Univision Releases iPhone App; the Movil App lets users access both short- and long-form Univision content. (Broadcasting & Cable)
An intriguing cross-site and cross-platform partnership between MLBAM and post-season rightsholders Turner Sports and Fox Sports: Postseason…