MLB, Apple agree to streaming deal for Friday Night Baseball


Major League Baseball and tech company Apple have agreed to a streaming deal that will see two Friday night games streamed exclusively on Apple TV+ each week.

Apple announced the arrangement Tuesday, and the service will start beginning with the upcoming 2022 season.

Also coming with the program is another live tv show named MLB Big Inning, which will show highlights and air every weeknight during the regular season.

The company announcement stated:

Apple and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced “Friday Night Baseball,” a weekly doubleheader with live pre- and postgame shows that will be available to fans in eight countries exclusively on Apple TV+ as soon as the regular season begins.

In addition to “Friday Night Baseball,” fans in the US will be able to enjoy “MLB Big Inning,” a live show featuring highlights and look-ins airing every weeknight during the regular season. Baseball fans in the US and Canada will also have access to a new 24/7 livestream with MLB game replays, news and analysis, highlights, classic games, and more, as well as a full complement of on-demand programming, including highlights and MLB-themed original content.

The Friday Night Baseball deal now removes two games a week from the package, given that the press release emphasizes the exclusivity of those Friday night broadcasts.


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