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MLB.TV To Offer Refund For PlayStation Network Outage
The MLB.TV premium service is the latest online service to dish out a subscriber rebate to PlayStation users due to the now week-long PlayStation Network outage.
Major League Baseball officials said it sent out e-mails last night providing an automatic $5 refund to PlayStation users accessing the league’s live game, out-of-market service on the Sony-owned video game console as a result of the week-long PlayStation Network outage. The PlayStation Network — which allows subscribers to download games and access online content from outside vendors like MLB.TV — was shut down on April 20 after a hacker obtained personal information of PlayStation Network account holders.
MLB.TV’s refund follows a similar move by Hulu Plus. The NBC Universal/News Corp./Walt Disney Co-owned internet video service — which today launched on PlayStation rival XBOX 360 — alerted its PlayStation subscribers Wednesday that it would offer a one week credit toward Hulu Plus’ $7.99 monthly subscription.
Internet video streaming service Netflix would not comment on whether it would give a rebate to PS3 subscribers accessing the service’s lineup of movies and TV shows on the video game console. A Netflix spokesman said that company’s subscribers were largely unaffected by the outage and that it is referring any subscriber inquiries to Sony.