Boxee Launches New Version of its MLB.TV Application

--App Eschews "Avant-Garde Stylings" in Favor of a "Traditional Scoreboard Look"

In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday, over-the-top-TV specialist, Boxee, announced the launch of a new version of the app it offers for subscribers to Major League Baseball's MLB.TV and MLB.TV Premium services (note: the original version of the app--the result of a partnership between Boxee and MLB--launched last June: see the article published on itvt.com, June 24th).

According to Boxee's blog post (authored by its VP of marketing, Andrew Kippen), in designing the new version of the app, the company "traded avant-garde stylings for a traditional baseball scoreboard look that makes it easy to see how your favorite teams are doing." Among other things, the app gives users the choice of watching games in "normal" or "HD quality" mode, supports in-game DVR functionality and multiscreen viewing (quad view, picture-in-picture and split screen), and includes "a little special sauce to ensure that Boxee users have the option to stream the audio of blacked-out games," the blog post states. The app is designed for use with the early-release version of Boxee's platform (the company says that the "official version" will launch in a few weeks), which can be downloaded here.

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