Think of this as MLB’s online companion similar to NASCAR’s Race Buddy. While it’s not the actual game, it’s an online companion that will compliment the TV coverage on TBS. Like Race Buddy which is also run by Turner Sports, Postseason.TV will have camera angles and be made available for a fee for both the League Division and League Championship Series. They’ll also be seen on MLB.com’s mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. They’re available in the US and Canada only.
We have the joint press release from Turner Sports and MLB.com.
Postseason.TV Returns as TBS and MLBAM Team Up Throughout the 2011 Division Series and National League Championship Series
Online companion product to feature 10 live camera angles to give fans unique perspectives to Division Series and NLCS action
TBS and MLB Advanced Media are collaborating to bring fans additional access to this year’s Division Series (LDS) and National League Championship Series (NLCS) beginning Friday, September 30, with the return of Postseason.TV, a digital product that complements TBS’ exclusive presentation of each series. The subscription-based Postseason.TV package will once again stream alternate camera angles live for every LDS and NLCS game, allowing fans to customize their own online viewing experiences. Postseason.TV will be available on MLB.com and its mobile app platforms.
Postseason.TV will complement TBS’ coverage with up to 10 different camera angles available throughout each game, which viewers can navigate for different vantage points from their computers or handheld devices. Subscribers can watch one camera angle or view up to four different cameras simultaneously through a multi-screen option. Fans also will be granted access to live batting practice coverage from multiple camera angles, in-progress box scores, video highlights and streaming Tweets from MLB, TBS and fans.
“Postseason.TV gives baseball fans the opportunity to enhance their television viewing experience on TBS with extensive interactive live video on their laptops, tablets and smart phones,” said Matthew Hong, Turner Sports senior vice president and general manager of sports operations. “As more and more fans watch baseball using multiple screens at once, TBS and Postseason.TV combine to provide an immersive and all-access experience which is second to none.”
Postseason.TV is live and blackout-free and available to residents in the U.S. and Canada only. Subscriptions to Postseason.TV are available for a one-time fee of $5.99 for the complete package of LDS and NLCS games or individually for the Division Series ($3.99) and NLCS ($2.99). In addition to the web-based product, Postseason.TV also is available on mobile devices via MLB.com At Bat 11 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android.
“These offerings embody our collective efforts to ensure baseball fans have access across a variety of distribution points to those emotionally-charged moments that define our Postseason,” said Kenny Gersh, senior vice president, business development, MLBAM. “As enhancements to Turner’s broadcasts, these products will continue to deliver October baseball is a unique way, leveraging the power of interactive media to drive fan engagement.”
There you have it.