MLB Issues

MLB’s online offering has long been the technological leader among U.S. major sports. That’s no surprise given the size and financial power of MLB Advanced Media, but repeated issues with the service across devices this season have made MLB.TV look more like NBA League Pass. We’ve spoken with an MLB representative and they’re aware of the problems and assure us they are working on a fix. The problem, we’re told, is with a “third party software supplier” that is almost certainly Adobe, whose flash streaming API has apparently changed since the end of last season and has created all manner of problems for MLBAM. Even worse, Microsoft changed its tune about the manner in which MLB programmed its Xbox 360 app, forcing a last-minute rewrite using a completely different development platform than was available in the past.

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