Network to begin live streaming of shows, game broadcasts

Baseball Network's programming, including game broadcasts, will now be available via live streaming to viewers who already receive the network as part of their cable or satellite package. Authenticated streaming via 's A

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t Bat app and Network.com began Thursday, Forbes.com reports, and will include studio shows, games and other programming carried on the network. MORE: One league has figured out how to shorten game timesThough a welcome step in an increasingly mobile world, the move comes with caveats. There is no option for an online-only subscription to the stream; customers must already have access via their pay-TV provider and log in accordingly. And not every provider is on board yet. Forbes reports that Comcast and Charter are not part of the initial rollout, though AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision/Optimum, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH, Time Warner Cable (recently acquired by Charter) and Verizon FiOS are. Streaming also will not allow viewers a way around 's blackout policies. Subscribers trying to watch Network games that are blacked out in their regions will get a different game or alternate programming, as available.

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