Major League Baseball content will be delivered via Xbox Live, thanks to the league's digital rights agreement with ESPN.
The partnership, which lasts until 2013, allows MLB content download through the Xbox Live Marketplace and other possible "alternative platforms" such as the Zune Marketplace, iTunes store and others. However, ESPN has a current agreement with Microsoft in delivering video content (X Games, NCAA Basketball, etc.) for the Xbox Live Marketplace. ESPN and ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer said in the report:
"This agreement further solidifies the great relationship we have with Major League Baseball and together with our television deal, allows us to bring the game of baseball to more fans than ever before. Our goal is always to deliver sports to fans across any platform, and this is yet another agreement that fulfills that strategy."
Xbox Live will also be featuring voter registration for this year's presidential elections starting Monday, August 25.