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PlayStation to stream baseball games

2010-04-23 09:12 BJT

BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhuanet) -- The Sony Corporation is bringing baseball to America's living rooms on its PlayStation 3 video game console.

By the end of the week, PlayStation owners will be able to sign up with MLB.TV to watch out-of-market baseball games transmitted over the Internet, according to the New York Times.

MLB charges 25 U.S. dollars a month, or 120 dollars a year, for a premium subscription. PS3 users will need to be subscribers to the free PlayStation Network (PSN) to access MLB.TV.

Reuters said that the PS3 provides the functionality of a digital video recorder, allowing viewers to pause, fast-forward and rewind, and to jump to a particular inning in any game on the schedule.

However, users will not be able to watch live games of teams in their local market, which are subject to local blackout rules.

Peter Dille, the senior vice president for the PlayStation Network at Sony Computer Entertainment America, said in an interview on Wednesday, “This is more than just a game console. This is a device that is redefining how content is being delivered to the living room.”

Editor: Zheng Limin | Source: Xinhua