It’s anyone’s guess as to when the MLB regular season will start. When they do, some baseball fans might need yet another streaming subscription. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Apple TV will be broadcasting MLB games in 2022.
Major League Baseball's newest TV partner: Apple.
At the company's event today, it announced a deal with the league to carry a Friday Night Baseball doubleheader on Apple TV+ starting this season. Games will be exclusively broadcast on the streaming service.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 8, 2022
John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal had some additional details.
* Weekly “Friday Night Baseball” doubleheader on Apple TV+.
* Deal starts this season.
* Games will be exclusive to Apple; they will not be carried by the participating teams’ RSNs.
* MLB will produce the games. https://t.co/L4SWC0RNid
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) March 8, 2022
At this time, the amount that Apple paid for the rights is not publicly available. Additionally, Ourand notes that Peacock (NBC) is also in discussion with MLB to stream regular season games.
Apple will also be launching a weeknight highlight show called “MLB Big Inning” and be providing a “24/7 livestream” with replays, highlights, etc.
MLB will be producing the “Friday Night Baseball” games. The schedule has not been released, but should become available once the lockout is over.
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