Remember when major league baseball assumed that putting games on TV meant that nobody would come to the games and they'd go bankrupt? Well, no, you and I don't, but in the 50s that was a common theme. Of course now they make more money from TV and streaming than gate revenues. Or close.
As much as the Orioles have progressed the last few years an attitude like that on some things may still prevail.
Or more likely they have contracts with the cable companies and DirecTV that they won't put it on streaming in exchange for more money from people who don't watch sports.
Am I wrong in thinking MASN could make more money making it available on streaming devices?
I look at this way..the average age of the baseball fan is far older than most sports. Most older people are not going to give up cable. It’s “easier” than the steaming services in many ways. It’s the younger generation that is going away from cable. Wouldn’t it make sense to also allow those generations to see your product in different ways?
Thanks. Too bad. To add to my list, I just realized last night that I don't have a good solution for BBC America without Directv or a streaming service other than Hulu. Can't go without Dr. Who and Top Gear. Will continue to research options...
Must be nice to be a guy like Straily who wasn't effective in the MLB anymore but can go dominate in Japan. If you still feel good, love the game and want to get a few more paydays, it's a good option for a guy like that.
MLB players probably go over there and the KBO and feel like