March 28, 2012 –Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA) today announced the availability of the 2012 MLB.TV app for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system in North America, starting today. The MLB.TV app on the PS3 system gives baseball fans access to the highest quality HD, live and archived games, home and away broadcasts, as well as an array of interactive features designed to take advantage of the PS3 system’s technical prowess. Subscribers will also have access to all available Spring Training games and every out-of-market regular season game, which kick off today in Japan.
With the new application, MLB.TV Premium subscribers receive all of the features from last season, including:
· High Quality HD Streaming – Speed detection technology gives users HD video access depending on available bandwidth.
· Enhanced Audio – In-game alternate audio selection allows users to overlay the home or away team’s broadcasters over the live video or use the “Park” option to include the ballpark’s natural sounds.
· Home and Away Feeds – Choose to watch either the home or away broadcast feed.
· Live Broadcast DVR Functionality – Use the live video overlay to pause and rewind live games or fast-forward to return to live game action.
· Quick-Access Stats – View player cards with full career stats, league leaders, and in-game stats.
· Event Navigation – Select in-game event types, such as home runs, hits or stolen bases, to show on a progression timeline and jump directly to the at bat where they happened.
· Season Archive – Watch games and relive great moments from earlier in the season.
· Scrollable Linescore – Go directly to any half-inning to watch only that portion of the game.
· MLB Scoreboard – Scrollable league-wide scoreboard for each day’s games in three modes: Pre-game with scheduled starting pitchers; Live with up-to-the-moment game status; and Post-game with final pitching decisions and archived feed selection.
· Favorite Team Selection – Pick a favorite team or teams to be featured first on the daily scoreboard.
· Calendar Schedule – Scroll through the entire 2012 Major League Baseball schedule in calendar format or the user-designated favorite team’s schedule.
PlayStation®Network users can download the application now from the “Media & Apps” category on PlayStation®Store, and launch it from the TV/Video Services icon of the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar). For the 2012 MLB season, MLB.TV Premium is available for a one-time fee of $124.99, and can be used on the PS3 system. New subscribers can go to ps3.com/mlbtv to sign up.
To view a video demo of the MLB.TV experience on PS3, please visit the PlayStation Blog at: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/03/29/playstation-network-launches-2011-mlb-tv-with-new-features-for-opening-day/