Major League Baseball

US MLB reportedly mulling transfer of streaming rights to teams

The US’s Major League Baseball (MLB) is leaning towards transferring domestic US streaming rights to individual teams, potentially leading to a march away from pay TV for US baseball towards a streaming-focused future, according to the New York Post. According to the paper, citing unnamed sources close to the talks, the MLB, under pressure from […]

Facebook secures exclusive live baseball rights

Facebook has struck a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB) to exclusively stream one live weekday afternoon game per week in the US on its Facebook Watch platform. The 25-game deal marks MLB’s first digital-only national broadcasts, with the first exclusive Facebook live stream – between Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets – to air […]

YouTube and MLB expand partnership

YouTube and Major League Baseball (MLB) have expanded their partnership with MLB Network joining the YouTube TV channel line-up in the US for the first time. As part of the agreement, YouTube TV subscribers will also soon be able to add streaming service for an additional fee. YouTube TV’s expanded baseball coverage comes as […]

MLB gives access to YouTubers in ‘multi-faceted’ deal

YouTube and Major League Baseball (MLB) have agreed a “multi-faceted” sponsorship deal that will give YouTube content creators behind-the-scenes access to the 2017 World Series. The agreement establishes YouTube TV as the presenting sponsor of the championship series, and will see it promote its new over-the-top TV offering as an alternative to cable for accessing […]

Fox strikes European Major League Baseball deal

Fox International Channels has acquired European rights to the Major League Baseball series. The channels group has been aggressively buying up sports rights and launching channels. The MLB deal gives FIC rights to games across 30 European countries and will start with the 2013 World Series, featuring the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, […]