TBS and MLB have teamed up again this year for live streaming of this year’s MLB Division Series. While for obvious contractual reasons the coverage is not the same as the TV feed and carries only ambient sound, viewers can watch the game in its entirety from four camera angles on TBS Hot Corner.
MLB is using Silverlight to stream the game and mid-roll ads for CNN, Sharp and Blackberry are being inserted.
The player itself is noticibly light on functionality compared to what Silverlight is capable of – there is no option for picture in picture or for additional information and statsÂ and clicking on the various camera angles switches the camera after first serving a 15 second pre-roll. But it is the only (legal) option out there, so if you’re looking to watch the game at work you could do worse.