Major League Baseball is continuing its forward-thinking when it comes to streaming live games by teaming with browser-based media provider Boxee. The open source video site offered a number of news items at its App Developer Challenge in San Francisco. Aside from the deal with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLB’s internet arm, it’s not just for Mac and Linux-based Ubuntu users anymore, as Boxee has released its Windows version. Boxee promises to keep the three platforms in sync as the service undergoes updates and upgrades
The MLB arrangement marks Boxee’s first live streaming deal. And this high profile deal could help Boxee cast off any taint it might have after Hulu pulled its partners’ content from its system. As of Tuesday night, MLB.tv Premium subs can stream games through the Boxee’s open source system. Over the past few weeks, MLB.tv has added HD features to its streams. And last week, MLBAM launched live streaming through an iPhone app, though those who paid the one-time $9.99 download fee can only access two games per day for now.