Sony Adds MLB.TV To Its Stable Of PSN Entertainment
The baseball season is in full swing and if you're one of those guys who love our national pastime, you're in need of MLB.TV.
Sony and MLB have inked a deal that will bring the Internet subscription service, MLB.TV, to the PlayStation 3. If you're already a member of the service, you can now connect via the PS3 for free by downloading the new MLB.TV app from the PlayStation Store. If you're not yet a subscriber, you need to sign up; it's $99.95 for a basic annual subscription and $119.95 for the premium service. Both will offer you high-definition broadcasts and archived games, but the premium package boasts your choice of home and away broadcasts for games, DVR controls so you can have full control over your viewing experience, and even split-screen and multi-game viewing. Said Peter Dille, senior vice president of marketing and the PlayStation Network:
"I can't wait for this because I will be able to check out every Mets game all year long. Let's say I was away from my PlayStation for a while, the games can be archived so I can go back and watch last week's games. There's a menu interface, a scrollable line score they call it, and you can go right to the part of the game that you want to see. It's a pretty slick service. ... You can watch MLB games now on your 12-inch computer monitor, but I would much rather put it on my Sony Bravia in my living room."
The Mets? Really, dude? I think you're in for a long season... Anyway, if you're grumbling about the price, bear in mind that a similar service from DIRECTV would cost you about twice as much. But Dille also wants to remind you that "gaming will always be at the heart of what PlayStation is about," and while they're focusing on delivering the best software available, they will also try to give that "It Only Does Everything" campaign more juice. So now you've got the unbelievable exclusives, the still-free online, the reliability, the 20,000 movies and TV episodes already on the PSN, and the fresh addition of MLB.TV. Anything else you might need, Mr. Greedy?
4/22/2010 10:36:10 AM Ben Dutka