To thank all the fans who purchased MLB.com At Bat 2010, making it the #1 paid sports app in the Apple iTunes Store, we are going to be offering free access to MLB.TV this weekend (April 24-25) in At Bat on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Several games will be blacked out due to TV rights-holder guidelines and will not be available as part of the Free Weekend special.
Games that are nationally blacked out on Saturday due to the national FOX broadcast are: Indians at A’s, Yankees at Angels, and Mariners at White Sox. The Braves at Mets game on ESPN Sunday night also is blacked out due to the national broadcast. These games are available to international MLB.TV subscribers, but are not part of the free weekend offer.
Standard MLB.TV local market blackouts will apply throughout the weekend.
For more details, read the full article.
MLB.com At Bat 2010 was just approved for sale on the iTunes App Store! At Bat 2010 has been expanded with more content and great new features including a search-able video library, league-wide news, team schedules, rosters and player stats, multiple favorite team selection, background audio playback, and Gameday Audio for Spring training games. And of course we’ll be bringing more enhancements throughout the season.
Last Night, MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman joined Mad Money host Jim
Cramer on CNBC to talk about MLB.com’s mobile products including the
MLB.com mobile Internet site and MLB.com At Bat 2009 for iPhone and iPod touch.
During the interview, Bowman announced the latest update to
the MLB.com At Bat 2009 application.
The new version, 1.3, gives MLB.TV
and MLB.TV Premium subscribers live access to ALL regular season MLB games in
the application. MLB.com At Bat 2009 users without an MLB.TV subscription will
still be able to watch up to 2 LIVE “AtBat.TV Games of the Day.” (Blackout and
other restrictions apply)
To watch the full interview go to http://www.cnbc.com/id/32036182
Last night, At Bat 2009 users who upgraded to Apple’s iPhone OS 3.0 and downloaded the new 1.2 version of the application were able to watch LIVE baseball streamed to the iPhone and iPod touch.
Taking advantage of Apple’s new 3.0 live streaming capability, At Bat 2009 now
offers 1-2 live streaming games per day (Blackout
and other restrictions apply). The application will detect your available
network connectivity and deliver the highest quality video possible.
Today, fans using At Bat can watch a pair of prominent Interleague Play rivalries with the Chicago White Sox-Chicago Cubs from Wrigley Field at 2:20 p.m. (EDT) and the Detroit Tigers-St. Louis Cardinals from Busch Stadium at 8:15 p.m. (EDT).
We are planning to roll out more games as the season progresses. No updates yet on a timeline.
The launch of the latest version of At Bat 2009 completes a busy month for the MLB.com Mobile Team.
At Bat 2009 was selected as a winner of an Apple
Design Award in the iPhone Developer Showcase at Apple’s annual
Worldwide Developers Conference on June 9 in San Francisco.
The application was also named Best in Sports Technology at the 2009 SportsBusiness Journal Awards on May 28 in New York.
MLB.com At Bat Lite
is now Live in the App Store. If you purchased MLB.com last season or
grabbed the free offseason version of At Bat, the latest upgrade will
automatically convert the App to At Bat Lite.
Why the change? The original version of MLB.com At Bat was set to expire at the start of
2009 season. As a service to baseball fans who purchased the app in 2008, we
decided to extend it as a free scoreboard app rather than have it simply stop
Additionally, the Lite version gives new users the chance to try out the full Gameday
experience during Spring Training and the World Baseball
Once the Regular
Season starts, the Lite version will only provide access to the scoreboard view
and the new “Extras” content. To get the full Gameday experience including
real-time video highlights and our new Gameday Audio feature, users can purchase MLB.com At Bat 2009. It’s coming soon to the App Store.
As always, feel free
to leave questions and comments.
Last night, during the TV broadcast of game 3 of the NLCS between the Phillies and Dodgers, Apple unveiled it’s latest iPhone ad featuring MLB.com At Bat. The ad, entitled “Game Changer,” shows how the app transforms your iPhone into a “score checker, live pitch updater, or video highlight player.”
With the LCS in full swing, now is a great time to try out MLB.com At Bat for the remainder of the 2008 season at it’s reduced price of $2.99. Available on the App Store.
The first update to MLB.com At Bat is now available for download from the iPhone App Store. The release is focused on improvements to application performance and the addition of user preferences. New and existing At Bat users will now be able to set their favorite team, the application data refresh rate, and the default video aspect ratio.
- With the favorite team setting, At Bat will now display your team’s game at the top of the scoreboard so that you won’t have to scroll to find it.
- The refresh rate setting gives you the option of receiving new game data at intervals of 15, 30 and 60 seconds. The faster updates will let you follow the game more closely, however be aware that making lots of requests for data will use up more of your battery life.
- The video aspect ratio preference will let you set the default video playback as either Full Screen or Fit to Screen. Fit to Screen will play the clip back in its native format. Since the iPhone screen is slightly wider than the video, this will leave thin vertical black bars on either side of the clip. Full Screen will blow up to picture to fill the entire screen, but the result will slightly clip the top and bottom of the picture. The setting only controls the default playback, so you will be able to switch the playback while watching at any time.
In addition, we recently optimized the quality of the At Bat video clips for the 3G network. This may cause a slightly longer wait to download the clips over the EDGE network but there should be significantly less artifacts and motion blur. Users connected to WiFi will continue to receive clips optimized for broadband connections.
To learn how to update your version of At Bat or change your settings once you’ve downloaded At Bat 1.1, check out our Mobile FAQ. For any other questions, fill out our customer feedback form or leave a comment.
Tomorrow morning, Apple’s iPhone 3G will be available in stores across the US. But current Apple iPhone users can get a head start and pick up MLB.com At Bat right now because the iPhone App Store is now live.