March 8, 2022
Apple and Major League Baseball offer “Baseball Friday Night”
Fans can tune in to two games on Friday night during the regular season, available only on Apple TV +
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced “Friday Night Baseball,” a weekly double with live pre- and post-game 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,” U.S. fans will be able to enjoy “MLB Big Inning,” a live show with highlights and look-ins airing weekly during the regular season. Baseball fans in the United States and Canada also have access to a new 24/7 livestream with replays of MLB games, news and analysis, highlights, classic games, and more, as well as a full complement of on-demand programming. including highlights and original MLB-themed content.
Fans will be able to watch branded games on Friday night, with no local streaming restrictions, on devices where Apple TV + can be found, including the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD, and even tv.apple.com, along with selectable smart TVs, game consoles, and cable set-top boxes. “Friday Night Baseball” will be available on Apple TV + – and, for a limited time, without a subscription.
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“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 just 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.
“Apple is the perfect partner to bring ‘Friday Night Baseball’ to fans around the world,” said Noah Garden, MLB’s head of revenue. “Following important milestones such as the launch of At Bat on the first day of the App Store in 2008 with the integration of Apple technology in ballparks across the country, this new robust gaming package is the next collaboration Perfect in our long history of providing quality and innovative content to our fans With national availability and international reach, MLB on Apple TV + offers an exciting new platform for fans that allows a wider audience to connect with game.
“Friday Night Baseball” will be available on Apple TV + in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, and will expand to other countries at a later date.
Apple and MLB will also provide enhanced league and team coverage for fans to easily follow the league or their favorite teams in Apple News, with the ability to highlight highlights directly in the News app.
About Apple TV +
Apple TV +, the first original video subscription service and home to today’s most imaginative storytellers, offers an award-winning and inspiring lineup of original series, movies and soon, sports, starting with “Friday Night Baseball”. Subscribers can watch Apple TV + Originals both online and offline – and on demand – on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch and Mac, as well as online at tv.apple.com. The Apple TV app is also available on a selection of smart TVs, including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, TCL, VIZIO and others; Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices; PlayStation and Xbox game consoles; Chromecast with Google TV; and set-top boxes including Sky Q, SK Broadband, and Comcast Xfinity. More information is available at apple.com/apple-tv-app.
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