ESPN already has live streams of their sporting events across of of their sporting networks regardless of sport. NBC already streams their NFL games and Olympic coverage.
Now FOX and TBS will soon be joining the online streaming world. Starting this year FOX will live stream their NASCAR races, NFL games and college sports and starting in 2014 their MLB games. That includes regular season and postseason events. TBS starting in 2014 will live stream their MLB games. That includes regular season and postseason events. The question is now when does CBS get with the program and start streaming their events live?
Check out this little piece of info I came across from an article that was written last October.
It's the World Series and you are streaming live: Broadcasters used to swear that live-streaming events would cannibalize their all-important TV ratings. Their TV ratings, for now anyway, still bring in the big money. But the TV network consensus is that viewers still seek out their big-screen TVs whenever they can -- streaming just lets you reach them when they can't.
Starting in 2014, Fox and TBS will live-stream their postseason and regular-season MLB action. And Fox Sports co-president Eric Shanks says Fox will also start live-streaming its NFL games next season.
"We have the rights and that's the plan," he says, adding Fox will also stream its NASCAR races next year as well as its college sports.
The next step to spur even more TV sports to be simultaneously streamed, he suggests, will be to get digital viewing routinely included in TV ratings.