Streaming Baseball

by Rael Dornfest

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Next season will see the start of streaming game-time baseball delivered right to your PC -- peanuts and beer not included. The league is proceeding carefully so as to avoid stepping too heavily on the toes of network television; in fact, "The upcoming live video streams also will be re-purposed from local broadcasters that purchase rights to carry the games. Thus, if decides to show a New York Yankees game online, it will stream the local MSG Network's broadcast." The feeds, aimed at fans in the broadband-enabled workplace, will extend the already-popular subscription-based / RealNetworks audio offerings.