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No need to take me out to the ball game, I guess.

If you're a huge Major League Baseball fan, chances are you felt a little short changed when MLB.TV Premium launched on Xbox Live only in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Today, Microsoft announced that many people outside of the three countries listed above were being brought up to speed with the launch of MLB.TV Premium in a whopping 18 new countries.

Xbox Live's Major Nelson today revealed that in addition to the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, Xbox Live users in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom can now use MLB.TV Premium to watch live games from MLB as well as catch up with archived content and game recaps.

Major Nelson also announced that the CinemaNow app will be offering on-demand access to video content for users in the United States.

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    tongouch , May 10, 2012 3:40 PM
    As long as any man exists,there is some need of him;let him

    fight for his own.
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    dlux , May 10, 2012 4:44 PM
    Too bad it blacks out like every game you actually want to watch.
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    Achoo22 , May 10, 2012 5:29 PM
    I subscribed to this a couple of years ago, and was unable to get quality audio streams, let alone video, even on a 5mb connection. Not only that, but they blacked out local-market games - heaven forbid a fan actually wants to follow his regional teams. About the only good thing I can say about is that they refunded my money fairly quickly with no questions asked.
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    mayne92 , May 10, 2012 6:30 PM
    I subscribed to this before the "premium" service (HD) was not included and then DVR features didn't exist. Had it last year as well but last year was again terrible. Literally every game I wanted to watch was blacked out and the audio and video quality was not that great (on a 30Mbps up - 2 down). Have not purchased it this year and don't plan to - is not worth it.
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    jamesw24 , May 10, 2012 11:58 PM
    I have subscribed to this since it started. I RARELY have a problem. Good internet connection is a must.

    Many above complain about blackouts, this program is for OUT OF MARKET games. Watch the game on regular cable, TV if broadcast, or there are other ways to stream through the internet that you can find.

    If you live out of your favorite teams market, like I do, or even just want to watch more than just your home market team, this is well worth the money. $120/year is affordable for a true baseball fan.
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    Dealer009 , May 11, 2012 1:02 AM
    It's funny how these paid streams are offered internationally once the free streams are prevalent.