The Major League Baseball season starts in the US and Canada this week, and fans are being offered additional web viewing options.
MLB.TV is promising improved video quality via Microsoft’s Silverlight media player. A new NexDef plug-in will also enable users to view a 1.2M bps video stream in a standard or 16X9 wide-screen format.
MLB.TV reports it had 400,000-plus subscribers in 2007 and projects 20% growth this year.
It plans to offer 2,430 regular season games between now and September, with some games blacked out to viewers in the US, Canada, South Korea and Japan.Viewing plans are priced at USD89.95 yearly or USD14.95 monthly for the basic service and USD119.95 yearly or USD19.95 monthly for the premium offering, which includes the high-speed video stream and several other options.