MLB.TV Ad Load Over Loaded

Nice cliche headline, no? I thought so.

The day before MLB kicks off the 2010 season (Lets go Red Sox!), I was exploring the featured contet on MLB.TV. In nut shell, they need to fix the ad load in a major way.

If you allow the site to automatically deliver a playlist, the ad load [...]

Roku Gets MLB.TV, Boxee Gets 6M

Boxee announced today that they have raised an additional 6 million in a series B round led by General Catalyst. The company will use the money to bolster their software and extend it to TV connected devices.

Roku meanwhile made news yesterday when they announced they have added MLB.TV to their growing list of content. Several [...]

Swarmcast Delivers NextDef Streams For MLB.TV

I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of trademarked terms meant to make something sound better than it is, and MLB’s NextDef is a case in point. But MLB and Swarmcast have created a service that works very well and they should be applauded for it.

No, a 1.2 Mbps stream won’t give you high definition, [...]

Weekend Shootout Round 1: MLB.TV Premium

Lets just cut right to the chase. I’m going to have to pony up the money for the Extra Innings package through my cable company.

I used both the Silverlight and NextDef plugins to try and get to the “TV Quality” that is advertised for the 1.2MB stream from MLB.TV’s Premium package. What TV? Well, [...]