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MLB.TV launches on Amazon Prime Channels

Baseball streaming service MLB.TV has launched on Amazon Prime Video channels in the US, allowing users to watch regular season out-of-market baseball games live and on-demand.

Prime members streaming MLB.TV on Fire TV devices will also have access to Prime Video’s X-Ray feature, which gives fans access to live in-game stats, team and player details and play-by-play information while they watch.

“Prime members love the convenience of streaming live sports on-the-go – and now with MLB.TV, they won’t have to miss watching their favourite teams play,” said Marie Donoghue, vice president, global sports video at Amazon.

“We know Prime members can’t get enough of sports, and we’re dedicated to providing more access to the Major League Baseball games they want.”

MLB’s executive vice president of global media, Chris Tully, said: “Prime Video will be another great distribution platform for out-of-market fans to have daily access to live baseball. Combining MLB.TV with Prime Video will provide a seamless experience for subscribers to follow their favourite teams and players.”

MLB.TV joins an expanding selection of live and on-demand sports content on Prime Video, including NFL Thursday Night Football games, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tournaments, and the Laver Cup tennis tournament.

Prime members can also subscribe to sports content via CBS All Access, NBA League Pass and PGA Tour Live in the US; and Eurosport Player in the UK and Germany. Amazon customers in the US can also purchase UFC pay-per-view events.

Prime members in the US can subscribe to MLB.TV for US$24.99 per-month, or a one-time payment of US$118.99 for a season pass. The service offers a seven-day free trial.