Fans can watch their favorite team from numerous angles thanks to Postseason.TV
, which will show companion coverage of every National League Championship Series game and pregame batting practice.
Sign-ups are under way at a one-time cost of just $2.99 for the service, which lets you control up to 10 different TBS camera angles for each game between the Brewers and the Cardinals. The service is only available for the NLCS and only in the U.S. and Canada.
The Cardinals lead the best-of-seven NLCS 3-2 and can secure a trip to the World Series with a win over the Brewers on Sunday in Milwaukee.
"Postseason.TV is what I believe the future of broadcasting will look like," A's fan Dustin Chapman said from his hometown of Ogden, Utah. "What Major League Baseball is doing is what I have been waiting for and telling my friends needed to happen for almost a year now.
"It's wonderful technology. MLB has always been at the forefront of Internet broadcasting, and they just did it again."
Now in its third year, Postseason.TV delivers a customized and interactive online viewing experience with up to 10 different camera angles, synchronized with the live network-broadcast audio, blackout-free. You can watch any of the available camera angles or up to four different angles simultaneously in a multi-view option.
This is not the produced broadcast that TV viewers are accustomed to seeing, but rather, a modern way to get more out of baseball's most important time.
Ready for access this weekend? You can put it in the quad view (Mosaic mode) and drag four camera angles from the menu on the right. You have the option of seeing priceless interaction between teammates in the dugout, including after celebrations, that you might not ordinarily see.
While Postseason.TV is available for U.S. and Canada customers only, MLB.TV Postseason is also now available to those outside those countries at a one-time cost of $19.95. International customers can watch every postseason game live or on-demand, just as everyone could do out-of-market throughout the regular season. You'll get HD quality, picture-in-picture (and multi-game views), DVR controls (pause and rewind), a choice of home or away team radio broadcasts, clickable linescores, in-game highlights and Twitter integration.
For fans on the go, Postseason.TV will offer portability via MLB.com At Bat 2011, the best-selling suite of mobile applications developed by MLB.com, by providing mobile access to the same live camera angles, the quad mode option and network-broadcast audio. MLB.com has lowered the price of the At Bat mobile app to $4.99 for the postseason. Postseason.TV will be available on a variety of devices.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.