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RealNetworks Ups Baseball Webcast Fee: RealNetworks will charge up to one-third more for people to listen to Internet broadcasts of Major Le…

RealNetworks Ups Baseball Webcast Fee: RealNetworks will charge up to one-third more for people to listen to Internet broadcasts of Major League Baseball games. Subscribers to MLB’s Gameday Audio will pay $19.95 to listen to audio streams for any game during the 2003 baseball season, up 33 percent from last year’s fee of $14.95. In addition, RealNetworks and MLB will let people buy a subscription to one team’s entire slate of games–the New York Yankees, for example–for $11.95 a season.

The new pricing package for a single team is an effort for Major League Baseball to attract loyal fans, but it’s also an attempt to figure out whether fans’ interests are more team- or league-centric.

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