Apple TV+ 'Friday Night Baseball' offers weekly game streams

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited March 8
Apple has secured "Friday Night Baseball" for Apple TV+, offering viewers the chance to watch two baseball games every Friday.




Announced at the "Peek Performance" special event on Tuesday, Apple confirmed it had picked up Friday Night Baseball for Apple TV+. The partnership with Major League Baseball consists of a weekly double-header with live pre- and postgame shows, available in eight countries.

Fans will be able to view marquee games on Friday nights without local broadcast restrictions wherever Apple TV+ can be viewed, and for a limited time, without a subscription.

As well as Friday Night Baseball, Apple is providing users in the U.S. with "MLB Big Inning," a live show with highlights and look-ins airing every weeknight of the regular season. A 24-7 livestream will also be viewable with MLB game replays, news, and analysis in the U.S. and Canada.

"Friday Night Baseball" will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. An expansion into more countries will take place at a later date.

As well as Apple TV+, the partnership has Apple and MLB providing enhanced league and team coverage for fans in Apple News, complete with highlights watchable within the News app.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    rob55rob55 Posts: 1,290member
    So, can we assume 4K Dolby Vision and Atmos?
    RonnyDaddyBeats
  • Reply 2 of 7
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 1,374member
    Makes me wonder if Apple has anything planned for the other 6 days of the week. 
  • Reply 3 of 7
    Now they just need to purchase the streaming rights for the rest of the games.  No more cable subscriptions.
    Beats
  • Reply 4 of 7
    BuffyzDeadBuffyzDead Posts: 349member
    I trust Apple negotiated a positive deal,
    taking into account that we may not have Any baseball, for many months.

    The royalties
    must be based on actual games played.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    tommikeletommikele Posts: 584member
    Nice new feature for  TV+. Too bad there is no content. Useless for now since the owners have locked out the players.

  • Reply 6 of 7
    payecopayeco Posts: 517member
    Not a fan of sports coming to streaming services. Sports are one of, if not the, major reason cable prices spiraled out of control over the last ~20 years.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,021member
    payeco said:
    Not a fan of sports coming to streaming services. Sports are one of, if not the, major reason cable prices spiraled out of control over the last ~20 years.

    I always imagined Apple’s service to be more like traditional TV. When they announced The Morning Show I literally thought it was a morning show broadcasted daily. This is great news. Wish they had rights to the whole league though.
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