Idetic, the company behind MobiTV, has joined forced with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the interactive media and internet company of the MLB, and created Mobi-MLB.
This service, available today to Sprint PCS Vision subscribers nationwide, provides its users with 30 channels of Gameday Audio radio broadcasts for every MLB game during the season and during the Playoffs and The World Series. Mobi-MLB also includes continuous access to MLB.com Radio, which features pre-game and post-game analysis from top players and coaches. Users may also choose a favorite team and listen to that team’s hometown call, regardless of where the team is playing.
“The success of MobiTV has shown that there’s a huge national appetite for news and entertainment on the go. Mobi-MLB Gameday Audio will satisfy even the most dedicated baseball fans by enabling them to follow their teams closely, no matter where they are,” said Dr. Phillip Alvelda, CEO of Idetic, Inc. “Subscribers can now receive the same sound quality and coverage as if they are listening to their local radio station, but without having to carry a separate radio device.”
“Millions of our listeners have mobile phones, so Mobi-MLB Gameday Audio represents a significant opportunity for MLBAM. Being able to offer our fans live commentary of their local teams, even while they’re on the move or out of town, is a leap forward,” said George Kliavkoff, senior vice president of business development, MLBAM. “Not all fans can be in front of a TV or computer screen for every game. But now they never have to miss a game again.”
Mobi-MLB was launched just six months after the announcement of MobiTV, the world’s first live streaming television service delivered direct to mobile phones. Both products, developed by Idetic, are available as a J2ME download to most Sprint PCS Vision phones. The subscription fee for Mobi-MLB Gameday Audio is $9.99 per month during the regular season, as well as the playoffs and the World Series. MobiTV is also available for $9.99 per month. Both services are available now to Sprint PCS Vision customers.