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(Mashable)   MLB complains about the net neutrality proposal that could slow down live streaming. You know things are bad when even baseball is asking to speed things up   (mashable.com) divider line 19
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2014-07-27 07:23:45 AM  
Pay up, suckers.
 
2014-07-27 08:19:39 AM  
What do you mean , could?
 
2014-07-27 09:09:14 AM  
nice one subby. +1 for you.
 
2014-07-27 09:52:22 AM  
To their credit, MLB Advanced Media has been way ahead of the rest of the big American sports embracing online streaming. I dunno how long I've subscribed to MLB.tv, but it's at least 10 years. It's not quite as amazing now, but 10 years ago, being about to pay ~$100 a get every out-of-town game streamed to your computer was pretty awesome. In my opinion they've had the best mobile apps as well, plus highlights of a big play posted just 2-3 minutes after it happens.
 
2014-07-27 10:00:50 AM  
Just read the TOS on their blackout restriction policies... I'm not shedding a single farking tear for them. They want to maximize the profit cake and eat it too by restricting access.

You can think of MLB.TV's entire business model as a throttling of content (read blackouts). If customers are willing cable subscribers, they get "protection" from blackouts.

Pot calling kettle black. fark them in their stupid asses...
 
2014-07-27 10:08:45 AM  
Why is "build out internet infrastructure to match increased demand for bandwidth" never discussed as an option?
 
2014-07-27 10:09:17 AM  
*steps back, scratches nuts*
 
2014-07-27 10:10:03 AM  

qorkfiend: Why is "build out internet infrastructure to match increased demand for bandwidth" never discussed as an option?


Because it becomes a pissing match of who pays for what at the interconnect points.
 
2014-07-27 10:13:37 AM  

Elzar: Pot calling kettle black.

I wonder if they'll build their case by mentioning that ISPs are de-facto monopolies.  Given, you know, they're a real one.
 
2014-07-27 11:02:43 AM  

Mr.Tangent: qorkfiend: Why is "build out internet infrastructure to match increased demand for bandwidth" never discussed as an option?

Because it becomes a pissing match of who pays for what at the interconnect points.


It has traditionally not been a pissing match. Peering agreements traditionally exchange only bits, not money.

If you think this is funny, just read the cable co's new arguement against net neutrality: Netflix and Amazon and other "giants" could charge them!
 
2014-07-27 11:16:21 AM  

Elzar: Just read the TOS on their blackout restriction policies... I'm not shedding a single farking tear for them. They want to maximize the profit cake and eat it too by restricting access.

You can think of MLB.TV's entire business model as a throttling of content (read blackouts). If customers are willing cable subscribers, they get "protection" from blackouts.

Pot calling kettle black. fark them in their stupid asses...


The blackout restrictions aren't quite as bad as they seem when you take into account that the MLB has preexisting contracts for exclusive broadcasts in home markets. If they streamed in-market games, no cable channel would sign a contract to also show them.
 
2014-07-27 11:32:25 AM  

Mr.Tangent: qorkfiend: Why is "build out internet infrastructure to match increased demand for bandwidth" never discussed as an option?

Because it becomes a pissing match of who pays for what at the interconnect points.


I work in telecom and can tell you that getting peering points upgraded is like negotiating an international treaty.  It can take many months because it's not cheap.  It's maddening when customers are complaining about VPN links that drop and you trace it to a peering point you have no control over.  You have two options, try and route them around it, but even that can cause issues.  Or start pressing the two parties involved to upgrade that link but they are likely not motivated to do it at all.
 
2014-07-27 11:40:06 AM  
Ooo! A place to vent!

The blackout bs is offensive - games not broadcast in my area that are flagged "national".

The service itself is frustrating, slow and buggy as hell, both on the PS3 and PC.

And the tech "support" is worthless.

And really, really basic UI/UX things are missing or broken.

While they may have been ahead of the game years ago, the fundamental arrogance, greed, and ignorance baked into MLB ownership and management is really showing through these days.

/ it'd be different if it were free, but, dammit MLB, we're *paying* customers
 
2014-07-27 12:49:36 PM  

dukeblue219: To their credit, MLB Advanced Media has been way ahead of the rest of the big American sports embracing online streaming. I dunno how long I've subscribed to MLB.tv, but it's at least 10 years. It's not quite as amazing now, but 10 years ago, being about to pay ~$100 a get every out-of-town game streamed to your computer was pretty awesome. In my opinion they've had the best mobile apps as well, plus highlights of a big play posted just 2-3 minutes after it happens.


And this helps our cause. Obama and the FCC do not give a shiat about us. They will pay more attention every time a large and powerful corporation speaks up though.
 
2014-07-27 01:11:20 PM  
That's how the umpires get their views for replays.
 
2014-07-27 03:08:42 PM  
MLB championing for fair, neutral access to content without backroom deals and monopolistic practices... for them, not by them of course.
 
2014-07-27 04:00:42 PM  
Went to a Rockies game the other day. I forgot how plodding and slow and boring baseball was. Holy farm move it along already!
 
Slu
2014-07-27 06:58:54 PM  

SFSailor: Ooo! A place to vent!

The blackout bs is offensive - games not broadcast in my area that are flagged "national".

The service itself is frustrating, slow and buggy as hell, both on the PS3 and PC.

And the tech "support" is worthless.

And really, really basic UI/UX things are missing or broken.

While they may have been ahead of the game years ago, the fundamental arrogance, greed, and ignorance baked into MLB ownership and management is really showing through these days.

/ it'd be different if it were free, but, dammit MLB, we're *paying* customers


My experience with the service is 180 degrees from yours. I have very few issues on my Apple TV or with my Android phone. And the one time I needed customer support they responded promptly and solved my issue.
 
2014-07-27 10:05:16 PM  

Slu: SFSailor: Ooo! A place to vent!

The blackout bs is offensive - games not broadcast in my area that are flagged "national".

The service itself is frustrating, slow and buggy as hell, both on the PS3 and PC.

And the tech "support" is worthless.

And really, really basic UI/UX things are missing or broken.

While they may have been ahead of the game years ago, the fundamental arrogance, greed, and ignorance baked into MLB ownership and management is really showing through these days.

/ it'd be different if it were free, but, dammit MLB, we're *paying* customers

My experience with the service is 180 degrees from yours. I have very few issues on my Apple TV or with my Android phone. And the one time I needed customer support they responded promptly and solved my issue.


I'll split the difference. On the Xbox 360, the service is awful: Incredibly laggy and prone to freezing the console entirely. On the phone or laptop, it's infinitely better.

Meanwhile, tech support was trying to explain why I need a better router. Okay, sure. Or your app is garbage.
 
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