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SBJ/April 11-17, 2011/Media
Live video of all Class AAA baseball games available online this year
Published April 11, 2011, Page 8
The rebuilt MiLB.TV package will feature live games online from all 30 Class AAA parks, roughly double the availability from 2010, as well as about a half-dozen other teams from lower affiliated classifications.
The game package will be sold for $29.99 for the season, or $6.99 a month. Subscribers of the MLB.TV package can add the minor league games for an additional $10. Archived games and expanded highlights will also be new to the product.
More than 2,000 live games will be shown in the MiLB.TV package as a result of the infrastructure build-out at the additional Class AAA ballparks enabling the online feeds, a sum thought to be larger than any other single U.S. sports property aside from MLB itself.
“Having all the Triple A games bundled together is a big step forward for us,” said Art Matin, Mandalay Baseball Properties chief executive who also was recently named the new chairman of BIRCO. “It’s perhaps taken a little while, but we’re seeing big momentum coming out of this agreement, not only from the video content, but also sponsorship, ticketing and several other key areas.”
A Minor League Baseball mobile application, offering similar features as the award-winning MLB.com At Bat app, such as detailed Gameday scoring and access to the live video feeds, is under development and is slated for release later this spring.