Apple announced during its Peak Performance event that it is partnering with Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring Friday Night Baseball to its Apple TV+ platform. As part of the partnership, Apple TV+ will get a weekly doubleheader with live pre- and postgame shows in eight countries on Apple TV+ as the regular season begins.
In addition to “Friday Night Baseball,” the company also announced that it would be streaming a live “MLB Big Inning” show, with highlights and look-ahead broadcasts every weeknight during the regular season. For a limited time, Friday Night Baseball will be made available to all for free without viewers needing to purchase a subscription.
Viewers based in the US and Canada will have access to a new 24×7 livestream with MLB game replays, news and analysis, highlights, classic games and more. They’ll also get access to on-demand programming, including highlights and MLB-themed original content.
Apple TV+ Baseball fans will be able to watch marquee games on Friday nights without any local broadcast restrictions.
“Like all baseball fans, we can’t wait for the season to open,” said Peter Stern, Apple’s vice president of services.
“Baseball has a special place in the hearts of so many Apple customers – not only in the United States, but in many countries around the world. We are proud to make Apple TV+ the home of great baseball moments throughout the season,” he said. said.
“Apple is the ideal partner to bring ‘Friday Night Baseball’ to fans around the world,” said MLB Chief Revenue Officer Noah Garden.
Garden claims that Apple TV+ will help MLB reach a wider audience.
Friday Night Baseball will be made available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. The company claims that MLB will expand to more countries at a later date.
Friday Night Baseball, after Apple TV+, first appeared on BGR India to stream other Major League Baseball content for free.