From its now technologically-archaic beginnings - a 300K live stream to 30,000 viewers in August 2002 - MLB.TV has charted a trail of 'firsts' along the path to its place as the most widely distributed sports streaming service, covering nearly 30,000 games to millions of subscribers in that timespan. Among those subsequent mileposts were: 'first' to stream its entire season (2003); 'first' to wire its venues for TV-quality streaming (2005); 'first' to use adaptive bit rate streaming (2008); 'first' to stream live 720p HD video (2009); 'first' to stream live games/subscription product to iPhone (2009); 'first' live video on connected devices (2009); 'first' to stream live gams/subscription product to iPad (2010); 'first' to stream live video to a gaming console (2010); 'first' live games embedded on Facebook & Twitter (2011); and 'first' to make a live video stream embeddable to any site on the Internet (2013).
2014 MLB.TV PREMIUM
MLB.TV Premium subscribers again will have access to every live out-of-market game across all supported devices, home and away broadcast feeds and a free 2014 subscription to the highest-grossing sports app of all time, MLB.com At Bat, on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire and Windows Phone 8.
TWO-DAY FREE PREVIEW
MLBAM will be offering fans a free preview of MLB.TV for all Spring Training games airing today and tomorrow. A complete schedule of games follows below.
Friday, March 28 (all times are EDT)
Red Sox vs. Twins, 1:05 p.m.
Mets vs. Blue Jays, 7:05 p.m.
Pirates vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
Astros vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m.
Indians vs. Padres, 9:10 p.m.
Cubs vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m.
Rockies vs. Mariners, 10:05 p.m.
Angels vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
Athletics vs. Giants, 10:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 29 (all times are EDT)
Marlins vs. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Pirates vs. Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
Mets vs. Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
Tigers vs. Nationals, 2:05 p.m.
Astros (ss) vs. Rangers, 2:05 p.m.
Mariners vs. Rockies, 3:10 p.m.
Giants vs. Athletics, 4:05 p.m.
Cubs vs. Diamondbacks, 4:10 p.m.
Indians vs. Padres, 4:10 p.m.
Dodgers vs. Angels, 9:05 p.m.
YAHOO FANTASY SPORTS INTEGRATION
Through a partnership with Yahoo Sports, MLBAM will offer its MLB.TV Premium subscribers a host of interactive fantasy baseball features seamlessly integrated into the MLB.TV media player. Among those features available for Opening Day will be a customizable player tracker for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball rosters that will deliver up-to-the-moment alerts and live look-ins for every player on a fantasy team.
For complete details, please visit MLB.TV.