Like the idea of live, high definition, in your face Major League Baseball games streamed directly to your PS3? Oh yeah we do! As announced by the SCEA and MLBAM, MLB.TV is one of the largest subscription video offerings on the Internet, and now in North America, the PS3 becomes the first and only gaming console to stream live baseball games in High Definition.
“MLB.com is the perfect partner to showcase the power and potential of PS3 as an in-home platform for all types of entertainment: games, TV, movies, original content and now, live, HD access to America’s favorite pastime,” said Jack Tretton, president and chief operating officer, SCEA. “We are excited for our customers who don’t live near their favorite team and can now see every game, and keep an eye on the rest of the league, too, as this season promises to include many record-breaking moments that they won’t want to miss.”
“In addition to desktops and laptops, which can be found in every American home, as well as mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, this transaction represents another important distribution point for our fans to enjoy live baseball games via the Internet,” said Kenny Gersh, senior vice president, business development, MLBAM.
Features that MLB.TV subscribers will enjoy on the PS3 include:
Home and Away Feeds – Choose to watch either the home or away broadcast feed.
Live Game DVR Functionality – Use the live video overlay to pause and rewind live games or fast-forward back to live game action.
Scrollable Linescore – Go directly to any half-inning to watch only that portion of the game.
MLB Scoreboard– Scrollable league-wide scoreboard for each day’s games in three modes: Pre-game with scheduled starting pitchers; Live with up-to-the-minute game status; and Post-game with final pitching decisions and archived feed selection.
Favorite Team Selection – Pick a favorite team or teams to be featured first on the daily scoreboard.
Calendar Schedule – Scroll through the entire 2010 Major League Baseball schedule in calendar format or the user-designated favorite team’s schedule.
The MLB.TV offer is available to current subscribers who own a PS3. So head over to the MLB.TV and get your PS3 ready to stream your favorite team anytime right on your television. Blackout? Who cares!