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MLB.com
MLB.com
is the official site of Major League Baseball
Baseball
and is overseen by Major League Baseball
Baseball
Advanced Media, L.P. (a subsidiary of MLB). MLB.com
MLB.com
is a source of baseball-related information, including baseball news, statistics, and sports columns. MLB.com
MLB.com
is also a commercial site, providing online streaming video and streaming audio broadcasts of all Major League Baseball
Baseball
games to paying subscribers, as well as "gameday", a near-live streaming box score of baseball games for free. In addition, MLB.com
MLB.com
sells official baseball merchandise, allows users to buy tickets to baseball games, runs fantasy baseball leagues, and runs auctions of baseball memorabilia. In association with HB Studios, MLB.com
MLB.com
has also developed recent R.B.I. Baseball
Baseball
installments.

Contents

1 MLB.tv

1.1 MLB.tv Mosaic 1.2 Blackout restrictions

2 MLB.com
MLB.com
At Bat 3 MLB.com
MLB.com
Fantasy 4 History 5 Customer service complaints 6 References 7 External links

MLB.tv[edit] MLB.tv is an American subscription based audio and video service which through two different service tiers allows users to hear and watch HD quality Major League Baseball
Baseball
games live via a high-speed Internet connection. Both MLB.tv Basic and MLB.tv Premium subscribers receive In-Game highlights and stats, Live game DVR control, Mosaic view, Full Game Archives, Audio overlay (Away radio audio overlay is available to MLB.tv Premium subscribers only), Pitch by Pitch widget, Clickable linescores and Fantasy player tracker. MLB.tv basic subscribers can only view and hear the service using their desktop or laptop computer whereas MLB.tv Premium subscribers can in addition to their computer have access to audio and video using their mobile device such as Android or iOS devices through a free subscription to the At-Bat mobile app[1] and through certain connected devices including smart televisions, Blu-ray players, TiVo DVRs, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Xbox 360
and PlayStation 4.[2] Starting with the 2012 season MLB.tv Premium has begun a service called Audio Overlay which allows the user to replace the video's home or away audio with the audio feed from the home or away radio feed (Away team audio overlay is only available to MLB.TV Premium subscribers) or Park which removes all audio commentary and lets the viewer hear the ball park's natural sounds.[3] As with MLB's Extra Innings cable and satellite television service normal blackout restrictions will apply where applicable, see below. MLB.tv is also available as a channel on Roku, offering HD quality and a choice of audio feeds, but lacking some of the other advanced features. Also there is MILB.tv which covers all AAA and AA teams along with postseason and select other games, which you can get a discount to when you subscribe to MLB.tv. All subscriptions of MLB.tv Premium include Gameday Audio. MLB.tv Mosaic[edit]

A screenshot of the MLB.tv Premium experience from April 9, 2010

Mosaic was a downloadable program which provided features not available when streaming through a web browser. It was only available to subscribers of MLB.tv Premium. Live games were shown, and on-demand games available for a period of two days previous to the current date. Major League Baseball
Baseball
has not used MLB.tv Mosaic since the 2008 season. Mosaic allowed you to show multiple games at once, and provided the following viewing modes:

6 games tiled across the screen. 4 games tiled across the screen. One main game, with 2 games tiled on the right hand side. One main game, with 3 games tiled on the right hand side. One main game (which can be made full-screen)

When set on one main game, team information was shown to the right hand side of the game, including team line-ups, the boxscore, and team statistics. Users could also view their "player tracker", which would alert the user when a player in their chosen player list was active in a game. Beginning with the 2009 season, Mosaic functionality was largely incorporated into the main viewing mode. Multiple-game viewing has been retained, with a choice of one, two side to side, two (one in the main window and one in a secondary 'picture in picture' mode), and four-game mode available. Blackout restrictions[edit] MLB.com
MLB.com
has been providing streaming video since the 2002 season,[4] with only audio available before that. However, in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Guam
Guam
and the US Virgin Islands, blackout restrictions apply. Games are blacked out to all users within the theoretical home television territory assigned to each team, irrespective of whether local television stations carry local games of those teams.[5] Contractual stipulations with Fox and ESPN respectively mean that regular season Saturday games scheduled before 1900 EST (beginning 20 May 2006) and Sunday games scheduled after 17:00 EST are blacked out throughout the United States. During the post-season, all games are blacked out in the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Guam
Guam
and the US Virgin Islands. In all other countries and territories, no exclusivity rights have been granted and MLB.com
MLB.com
is able to broadcast all games. Any game that is blacked out (for any reason) is made available as an archived game approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of each game. MLB.com
MLB.com
can check a viewer's origin by using IP address information, but some users have reported inaccuracy of the ISP-based targeting used, thus leaving many fans unable to watch games on MLB.com.[6] MLB Gameday Audio does not have blackout restrictions.[7] MLB.com
MLB.com
At Bat[edit]

A screenshot of the MLB.com
MLB.com
At Bat 2010 iPhone App scoreboard page.

MLB.com
MLB.com
At Bat is a mobile application available for different platforms including iOS (a universal app which works on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad), Android, BlackBerry, and HP TouchPad/webOS. The iOS application features "live audio, in-game video highlights, pitch-by-pitch live data and more." (Users may view live games if they log in with MLB.tv subscriptions.) The BlackBerry
BlackBerry
and Android application features "real-time scores, live audio, in-game highlights and more." The application is free (although it requires a subscription to MLB.TV to unlock its full functionality) and is available on the App Store, Google Play, and BlackBerry
BlackBerry
App World stores.[8] MLB distributes a new application for each season; the 2012 version was the first to be available free of charge. A social networking app, MLB.com
MLB.com
At The Ballpark, is also available. The free app allows fans to view ballpark maps, post to assorted social networking sites (via 'checking in' when they attend games), and in some ballparks, order concessions directly from their mobile devices. MLB.com
MLB.com
Fantasy[edit] MLB.com
MLB.com
Fantasy has many games and simulations, including Beat the Streak. Beat the Streak is a game where a player is picked for each day, and if that player gets at least one hit, one's streak continues. The goal is to reach a 57-game streak (one more than Joe DiMaggio's famed 56 game streak), to win a grand total of $5.6 million. The contest has never had a winner in its 17-year history, despite some tweaks to make the goal more attainable.[9] History[edit] Major League Baseball's previous website was at www.MajorLeagueBaseball.com. The MLB.com
MLB.com
domain name was originally registered in 1994 by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm.[10] In September 2000, Morgan Lewis & Bockius agreed to transfer the domain name to Major League Baseball.[11] The longer address remains as a redirect to MLB.com
MLB.com
to prevent cybersquatting. Customer service complaints[edit] According to the Better Business Bureau: "Consumers previously reported to the BBB their subscriptions were automatically renewed with MLB Advanced Media
MLB Advanced Media
even though they had cancelled their plans within the specified cancellation period. MLB Advanced Media
MLB Advanced Media
has taken steps to address these concerns by adding more prominent disclosures and an opt-out feature."[12] In 2009, opening week games were not available as archives, and users reported limited High Definition service available.[13] References[edit]

^ MLB.tv Premium website ^ MLB.tv: PS3 and PS4, mlb.tv ^ MLB.tv Audio Overlay service ^ " Baseball
Baseball
officials plan live video streaming" on cnet news ^ "A black(out) eye for baseball" by Jeff Passan, Yahoo!
Yahoo!
sports. ^ Seltzer, Larry (June 28, 2004). "Major League Baseball
Baseball
Knows Where You Live!". eweek.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012.  ^ MLB.tv subscription information ^ " MLB.com
MLB.com
Mobile Software Website" ^ "MLBAM's Beat the Streak chases history". Sports Business Journall. Retrieved May 18, 2017.  ^ Davies, Ross E. (Fall 2010). "The Law Firm and the League: Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, Major League Baseball, and MLB.com". Baseball Research Journal. Society for American Baseball
Baseball
Research. Retrieved September 1, 2012.  ^ Mullaney, Timothy J. (November 20, 2000). "Switch Hit for a Domain Name". BusinessWeek. Retrieved September 1, 2012.  ^ "BBB Business Review Reliability Report for MLB Advanced Media".  ^ Tartakoff, Joseph (2009-04-09). "Washington Post Article on MLB.TV, April 9, 2009". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 

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