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MLB Advanced Media and MobiTV bring live audio of MLB playoffs and World Series to mobile phones in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico
10/05/2005 4:06 PM ET
MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, announced today that live Spanish language audio of the 2005 Major League Baseball Playoffs and World Series has been added to MobiTV's® service for wireless subscribers in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. This initiative represents MLBAM's first-ever wireless distribution of live MLB games to wireless subscribers in Latin America.

MLBAM entered into a licensing agreement with MobiTV to provide the live Spanish language audio feeds along with English language TV highlight reels of each game of the 2005 MLB Playoffs and World Series. Wireless customers in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico who subscribe to MobiTV now have the opportunity to catch the exciting post-season baseball action live on their mobile phones.

Information on availability of the MobiTV service, subscriptions and rate plans is available from Verizon Dominicana: http://www.verizon.net.do or Puerto Rico http://www.mobitv.com

"Both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have shown tremendous demand for mobile television," said Dave Whetstone, Chief Marketing Officer at MobiTV, Inc. "With all the baseball fans in these markets, the addition of MLB Playoffs and the World Series is sure to add more fuel to the fire."

"We are very excited about MLBAM's first-ever wireless distribution of live Spanish Audio in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico," said Alex Pigeon, director of international business development for MLBAM. "Now our fans on the go can listen in live to the playoffs and World Series in Spanish, while enjoying daily highlight reels with top plays from each game."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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