Offers Free Preview of Enhanced Video Stream on March 29

Three exhibition games to be shown in "NexDef" at 1.2 megabits, including

Nationals Park opener

Mar 28, 2008, 01:00 ET from

    NEW YORK, March 28 /PRNewswire/ --, the official website of
 Major League Baseball, will provide baseball fans with three free live
 previews of its most significant video streaming upgrade ever on Saturday,
 March 29, beginning at 1:10 p.m. (EDT). The new stream, "NexDef," is being
 presented at a rate of 1.2 megabits per second, more than double the top
 rate previously available on, and in a 16x9 widescreen format.
     "We are excited to introduce this enhanced stream before Opening Day
 with these free previews," said Dinn Mann, executive vice president,
 content, "The NexDef plug-in elevates live online viewing to
 unprecedented heights. It's a straightforward, one-time install, that in a
 few clicks, optimizes picture quality from any high-speed connection."
     Beginning on Opening Day, this new streaming rate will be available for
 every out-of-market regular season game via the MLB.TV Premium subscription
 package. Following are the three games being streamed in "NexDef" as part
 of the free preview on March 29:
     Cleveland Indians vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:10 p.m. (EDT)
     Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals, 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
     San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 9:05 p.m. (EDT)