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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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Joe Buck: "I'd Happily Step Aside To Hear Vin Scully"

The petition to have Vin Scully call one last World Series is gaining momentum.

Fox Sports play-by-play voice Joe Buck told the Los Angeles Daily News that he would step aside to have Scully call the action:

“Personally, I’d love it,” Buck said the other day. “We’ve always toyed with the idea of having the hometown guy involved in a World Series broadcast. I’m from that camp. In my dad’s era, we paid a nod of tribute to the greats. And there’s no one like Vin, or close to Vin. I’d happily step aside to hear his voice (on the World Series). I would not fight that at all. That’s just how I grew up. As far as I’m concerned, he could be part of it every year. I’m not selfish. I realize who the game’s greats are, and I always defer to them – my dad (Jack Buck), Ernie Harwell, Curt Gowdy, Harry Caray. There are only a handful of guys who are as identifiable with their organizations as any player is.”

Fox, please make this happen.

 

 

Daily Herald Flubs U.S. Open Headline

According to the Suburban Chicago newspaper the Daily Herald, John Mcllroy won the U.S. Open Sunday – - not Rory.

Not exactly flawless.

[H/T Larry Brown Sports]

Orlando Sentinel Responds To Dwight Howard

Orlando Sentinel editor Mark Russell responded to Dwight Howard‘s allegations that the newspaper was trying to run the Magic center out of town.

First, some background on how the newsroom works. Sports reporters cover the Magic and its players, and when they are on top of their game you should not be able to tell where they stand on an issue. On press row at games, it’s rare to see a reporter or columnist show emotion, even if the home team is winning a title. Reporters should be writing about the many aspects of the Dwight Howard story, from potential roster moves to chasing reports and rumors of other teams’ interest in Howard. Read more

TNT has record viewership in NBA first round

Viewership was up 32 percent for the first round of the NBA playoffs on TNT, with 4.2 million average viewers versus the 3.1 million on average who watched last year’s first round games. In the numbers released Monday, TNT outlined double-digit growth across several demographics, including

All viewers 18-34 +38%Â   (1,390,000 vs. 1,008,000)

All viewers 18-49 +37%Â   (2,403,000 vs. 1,757,000)

All viewers 25-54 +32%Â   (2,128,000 vs. 1,615,000)

Men 18-34 +36%Â   (982,000 vs. 721,000)

Men 18-49 +38%Â   (1,729,000 vs. 1,252,000)

Men 25-54 +34%Â   (1,517,000 vs. 1,133,000)

TNT’s postseason success follows its most-watched regular season, when the NBA on TNT averaged a 1.6 U.S. household rating, up 45 percent over last year’s coverage.

(Source: Turner Broadcast Sports)