MLB.TV has added two new features to its video player just in time for the pennant race. One feature which I truly welcome is adding the radio calls and overlaying them over the video calls. So, if you’re watching a Yankee game and don’t want to listen to Michael Kay on YES, you can click and listen to John Sterling on WCBS. Well, that’s a bad example. So you’re watching a Dodger game and you want to hear what Charlie Steiner has to say over Vin Scully…. Ok, that’s another bad example, but you get the idea. If you’d rather not hear any announcer, you can choose the natural ambient sound from the park as well. Here’s what the concept would look like if you’re watching on your computer.
And there’s another feature that allows you check highlights of a certain batter.
Let’s get the details from MLB.com.
MLB.TV DELIVERS NEW FEATURES, LOWER PRICES AS PENNANT RACES INTENSIFY
NEW YORK, AUGUST 2, 2010 – As the 2010 Major League Baseball regular season enters the pennant race push, MLB.com is debuting a pair of new interactive features to its MLB.TV media player, natural sound audio selection and batter-by-batter highlight navigation, while lowering the prices for new subscribers.
Within the award-winning MLB.TV media player, subscribers can utilize the current clickable linescore functionality to jump to any half inning of a live or on-demand game. This latest enhancement to the MLB.TV player allows users to navigate directly to any key at-bat in an easy-to-use scrollable batter-by-batter interface. In addition, subscribers now can choose to overlay alternate audio feeds over the live video, including only the ballpark’s natural sounds with the “Park” option.
Over the final two months of the regular season, MLB.TV Premium subscribers can watch live HD broadcasts of every game, subject to blackout restrictions, with access to home and away broadcast feeds, DVR functionality to pause or rewind live action and multi-game viewing options (quad view, p-i-p and split screen) as well as the standard set of MLB.TV features for a one-time fee of $44.95. MLB.TV, which is now $39.95, delivers up-to-the-minute statistical information, Twitter integration, in-game highlights, fantasy player tracker, full game archives, and portability to access their accounts through a variety of interactive media platforms, including Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Sony PS3, Roku and Boxee.
Plenty of stuff to absorb there.