Big Brother , Big Leagues Hit Web


Television content is again crossing over to the Internet with two offerings
announced this week.

First, RealNetworks Inc. and CBS have teamed up to provide round-the-clock
live streaming video of the next installment of Big Brother.

The reality show -- which traps 16 strangers in a home loaded with video
cameras and then monitors their every move -- is set to begin Wednesday for a
three-month run.

Fans can go to the official CBS Big Brother site and
pay either $24.95 one-time or subscribe to RealOne SuperPass for $9.95 per month
to access the live feeds from the Big Brother 3 camera network.,
meanwhile, is launching 'Hit the Pros,' just in time for the All-Star Game
Tuesday night.

The sports network's Internet outlet claims to provide the world's first
online sports game using real pitches from actual Major League Baseball games.
The live-action reality game uses technology from broadband-gaming provider
WildTangent Inc. to create an arcade game loaded with real-time MLB results and

Users can bat against simulations of actual pitches thrown from games
broadcast on Fox Sports Net and other games. The pitch data are gathered using
cameras and tracking software daily, so users can swing at pitches thrown 30
minutes after the game is completed.