MLB.com Gets Geolocation Patent

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Another achievement for Major League Baseball’s incredibly successful Internet arm: The company has been awarded a patent for a system that verifies access to a service based on a subscriber’s location.

MLB Advanced Media uses this system to determine whether its MLB.TV customers are in areas that have to be blacked out from live-game streaming. (To protect its TV partners’ broadcast rights.)

The company has 10 more patents pending. Here’s the filing.

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