In-Flight Live Streaming of Major League Baseball Games Takes Off
Open up a bag of complimentary peanuts, have the flight attendant fetch you an overpriced beer, and you can almost have a ballpark experience at 36,000 feet.
The deal will first be available on Southwest (LUV), a partner of Row 44, for $5 a flight.
"The integration of live baseball games into Row 44's in-flight broadband entertainment experience ensures our traveling fans won't have to miss a pitch," Bob Bowman, CEO of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, said in a news release.
Earlier in August, American Airlines launched its own in-flight streaming product for movies, perhaps signaling that carriers will focus more on personal viewing devices that passengers bring with them. The move could potentially save the airlines money on developing their in-house entertainment broadcasting with their own equipment.