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Row 44 Bringing Live MLB Games To Southwest

Southwest Airlines customers will soon be able to watch their favorite baseball team 30,000 feet in the air.

Row 44 Inc., Southwest’s in-flight broadband Internet provider, signed a deal with Major League Baseball that will allow the airline giant to stream audio and video broadcasts to passengers’ Wi-Fi enabled devices.

“Major League Baseball is such a part of the fabric of America — and has always been more than a professional sports organization,” said Howard Lefkowitz, Row 44′s chief commercial officer. “It is an honor that they’ve chosen to undertake this innovation with Row 44 — becoming the first sports league to offer in-flight live streaming video of its games. This partnership is the first in a series that underscore Row 44′s commitment to creating a unique broadband entertainment experience for our airline partners and their customers.”

Southwest is slated to have their entire fleet wired by 2013.


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Online Book Will 'Lift the Lid on Some of the Biggest Names in the Footballing World'

Bryan Cooney, a freelance broadcaster with BBC Radio Scotland and regular contributor to Scotland’s Sunday Herald, is releasing an online book that reportedly “reaches under the fingernails of some of football’s biggest personalities, past and present,” including Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson and the late former manager of England, Sir Alf Ramsey.

Fingerprints of a Football Rascal will be published in August on Amazon Kindle, and will reportedly include tales of drinking binges with Ramsey and an exclusive interview that Cooney procured with Ferguson on the night he joined Man U.

“In these days of PR orchestration, journalists are rarely allowed to get close to those on high. My good fortune was that I was allowed direct access to some of the biggest names on the planet.

“I doubt if these stories will ever be replicated. Among other things, I got absolutely paralytic with Sir Alf Ramsey one day – and almost died in doing so.

“I was close to fisticuffs with Harry Redknapp in the Savoy, secured an exclusive interview with Alex Ferguson on the night he joined Manchester United…and fell foul of the great Jock Stein.

“I was up close and fairly personal with a lot of these men…and sometimes it wasn’t a pretty sight. But there were and are a host of amusing and controversial anecdotes.”

Cooney was formerly the head of the sports department at The Daily Mail and previous wrote the autobiography of former Celtic and Scotland player George Connelly.