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Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has hired Major League Baseball’s James Johnson to the role of vice-president, Americas business development within its Live division.

Bob Bowman, Major League Baseball’s former president of business and media, has admitted he was “inappropriate” at times after the Wall Street Journal reported that the executive had recently been forced out after years of troubling behaviour.

MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and internet arm of North America’s Major League Baseball, is close to agreeing a streaming deal with Riot Games, developer of the League of Legends esports competition.
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ESPN’s sport subscription streaming service is now set to launch in 2017 and could include an à la carte model allowing users to buy individual events or sports, according to Bob Iger, chief executive of the US sports broadcaster’s owner, the Walt Disney media company.

Social media platform Twitter has secured live streaming rights to Major League Baseball and National Hockey League games under a deal with MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and internet arm of the North American baseball league.

The Major League Baseball Advanced Media division of North America’s Major League Baseball has expanded its distribution partnership with digital sports news agency SendtoNews.

MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball, has approved the creation of a media company that will act as a new source of revenue for the league and its clubs.

Golf’s PGA Tour has said its new PGA Tour Live digital over-the-top subscription service will launch tomorrow (Thursday) with the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia and the UK serving as initial customer markets.

MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball, is unlikely to carry out an initial public offering, according to senior MLB executive Bob Bowman.

This month’s creation of the Bamtech Europe streaming operation by US technology company Bamtech and Discovery Communications provides immediate benefits for its owners.

Social media platform Snapchat has entered into a partnership with MLB Advanced Media, Major League Baseball’s interactive media and internet company, to supply weekly video content to its users.

Major League Baseball has opted to close MLB Productions, the league’s in-house television and video production division, with its operations set to be folded into the remit of its pay-television service MLB Network.

Major League Baseball is considering spinning off part of MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), its interactive media and internet company, so it can focus on new clients and attract investment.

Major League Baseball has confirmed the appointment of Rob McGlarry as the new president of its MLB Network pay-television service.

Digital sports video agency SendtoNews has struck a global distribution deal with the MLB Advanced Media division of Major League Baseball.