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Apple and Major League Baseball today announced that a weekly "Friday Night Baseball" doubleheader is coming to Apple TV+ for the 2022 season, which is currently postponed due to a labor dispute between the MLB and the MLB's Players Association.

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"Friday Night Baseball" will provide MLB fans with two marquee games to watch live on Friday nights each week during the regular season, complete with pregame and postgame shows. In the United States and Canada, Apple TV+ subscribers will also have access to a new 24/7 livestream with MLB game replays, news and analysis, highlights, classic games, and MLB-themed original content and programming on demand.

"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, without any regional blackouts, and will expand to additional countries at a later date. "Friday Night Baseball" will not require an Apple TV+ subscription for a limited time at launch.

"Just 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 heart of so many Apple customers — not just in the United States, but in many countries around the world. We're proud to make Apple TV+ the home for great baseball moments throughout the season."

Article Link: Apple TV+ to Stream Live MLB Games With Weekly 'Friday Night Baseball' Doubleheader
 
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GLS

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Dipping their toes into live sports is huge. Really huge.

If they get the NFL Sunday Ticket package.....
 
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iOS Geek

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I like this!

But...that "as soon as the 2022 season begins" is an important sticking point. At this rate, who knows when that'll be!
 

sjsharksfan12

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Nice of them to announce this while MLB is in a Lockout. Timing is impeccable. Of course maybe now that Apple announced this the Lockout will end? I doubt it.
 

syklee26

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Premier League Futbol should be next. This will definitely bring more interest from Euro and Asian crowd.

But the real game changer will be NFL Sunday Ticket. This will obviously require premier level subscription on top of regular Apple TV subscription and I can already see some Apple fanboys screaming foul and crying that Apple is greedy.
 

svish

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Can definitely increase subscriber base with this move. Will be nice if it is available in more countries soon.
 
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