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So I get home just in time to tune in to the first inning of the All-Star game (in progress) and since I don’t have a working TV, I log on to MLB.tv. To my surprise, the broadcast is not the same TV broadcast (as was the case for the Home Run Derby last night), but instead, is a direct feed from nine different camera angles around the new Busch Stadium. Freaking cool!

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The video player is very similar to the MLB.tv player, and it gives you the option to watch anywhere from one camera to four simultaneously. Switching between them is as easy as clicking on the grid, then clicking on the new angle available as a list or placed geographically on a graphic of the ball park.

I was asked for my MLB.com account login info, not my MLB.tv, but in my case, they happen to be the same. Not sure if non-MLB.tv subscribers can watch it gratis, tho. Also, I hadn’t heard of this at all, I did some googling to try and figure when/if it had been announced, and the only thing I could find was a press release for a similar broadcast Fox Interactive did for the BCS.

And the best part? No broadcasters! Just pure unfiltered stadium ambience sounds. Beautiful! Darn. The first three camera angles (X-MO Low Home, High Homeplate, and Centerfield) do have the Fox broadcast audio.

(The main Fox online broadcast itself is blacked out, but is available through MLB.tv, as is Game Day audio).

I’m sorry, but I have to say this is freaking awesome. I take most of it back Bud, Robert, you too Donald, who’s a good new media goonie? who’s it, who’s it? yes you.

9 Responses to “MLB All-Star Game streaming features multiple camera angles”

  1. Nick Kapur says:

    Wow, it’s free! Even here in Japan where mlb.tv is normally completely blocked at all times!

  2. Nick Kapur says:

    Man, this really is the coolest thing ever. It’s like I’m directing my own mlb broadcast.

  3. Free Lunch says:

    Looks like they’re doing it for the 163rd Twins/Tigers game today. It sucks!

    I don’t want to produce my own show. And no matter how many cameras I choose, I always miss some of the action.

    They should at least offer an “show as broadcast” choice

  4. Too much for me at first, it took some getting used to but I think I am starting to like it.

  5. Why? Fair enough that some people like to analyze every aspect of the game but how about just watching the game? Totally unnecessary in my opinion.

  6. I just recently subscribe to MLB.tv, I thought it was free but then I guess I have to shell out a hundred bucks for a one year subscription.

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  7. This really is such the coolest thing ever. But i think it took some getting used to but I think I am starting to like it.

  8. That was really great! I enjoyed the game so much. It is like I am also right there playing. So cool.!

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