Two companies, fully immersed in the sports world have combined forces after nearly a decade, a collaboration that make sense both economically for fans of both worlds.
MLB.com and ESPN Digital have announced that “they are teaming to bring fans an all-access premium content pass to baseball that includes MLB.TV Premium’s unmatched live baseball streaming schedule and ESPN Insider’s distinctive, award-winning content. Subscriptions are underway, so you can purchase both of the leading premium content services together for a single, discounted price”.
Find here a brief description of the Premium and Inder Venture
MLB.TV Premium: Unlimited access to live and on-demand streams of every regular-season game, 100 select Spring Training games and the first two rounds of the World Baseball Classic from MLB.com in 2009 (blackout and other restrictions apply). Among the features coming to MLB.TV Premium in 2009 are: proprietary speed detection allowing a hi-definition quality picture on any screen; live game DVR functionality; live game picture-in-picture capabilities; multi-game viewing options; home and away feeds for every available game; live game radio option; and real-time player tracker alerts for live at-bat look-ins.
ESPN Insider: Among the most successful premium content services online, ESPN Insider delivers the best in predictive analytical content including exclusive professional level scouting information and the best in Draft coverage from ESPN Scouts Inc., Buster Olney’s award-winning blog, and the latest buzz on athletes and teams in Rumor Central. In addition, Insider features exclusive video (including on-demand episodes of Baseball Tonight, Pardon The Interruption, Around the Horn and more), access to ESPN The Magazine through a regularly-updated digital edition, Insider-only chats with athletes and celebrities, special access to ESPN Radio and first-look offerings from ESPN.
According to Bob Bowman, president and chief executive officer, MLB.com, “This represents a unique opportunity to further our long-standing and successful partnership with ESPN by providing consumers a single subscription to the best and most dynamic baseball content available on the web”.
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