Good things are happening in the over-the-top sporting video realm this week.
Boxee and the NHL have launched a port of the GameCenter Live computer-based video streaming service. Like MLB.TV, a subscription ($20/mo or $80/yr) is required and grants you access to all of the (out of market) hockey – games, live or archived. Of course, this will be significantly more meaningful when the actual Boxee Box launches, allowing us to leave the PC entirely out of the equation.
Roku’s also got something new up their sleeve via a relationship with the NBA. While Game Time is a more conservative offering, all that’s needed is their $99 box and an Internet connection to access real-time basketball playoff scoring summaries and video highlights.
All of which makes me wonder, why is Apple TV still a hobby? (And will the NFL ever play ball.)