Fubo TV has added NHL Network, MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone to its channel lineup. The additions mean that Fubo now offers access to every professional sports league channel.
Executives Tony Petitti and Rob McGlarry talk about the highs (and lows) that came with launching the baseball-focused network.
The three networks carrying post-season baseball have an enhanced technological playbook that includes ubiquitous on-field audio, high-quality slo-mo from new perspectives, data-enhanced graphics, some 4K UHD and, possibly, player- and coach-mounted cameras.
Among various tech innovations at this fall’s coverage of baseball’s post-season play are new — and more — infield mics that drive enhanced audio production through an IP routing infrastructure.
In a bid to lure new customers and counter the ongoing threat of cord-cutting, the satellite service announced a deal to deliver up to 25 MLB Network games live in 4K Ultra UHD this season — the first time Major League Baseball games will be available to U.S. viewers in the format, which offers about four times the resolution of 1080p HD.
NBC Sports Group won six awards at Tuesday’s ceremony in New York City, while Fox, HBO Sports and the MLB Network took home five awards each. Ted Turner receives the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, said Thursday that he plans to retire in January 2015. Selig’s career included a massive drug scandal and a canceled World Series, but Selig, 79, was also responsible for launching the MLB Network and centralizing the sport’s digital rights under MLB.com.
TBS has gained exclusive television rights to the new American League and National League wild card playoff games this year and next, and the MLB Network will air postseason games for the first time, it was announced today.