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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 […]

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 […]

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 MLB.tv 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 […]

Disney ups BAMTech stake in strategic SVOD move

Disney will pay US$1.58 billion (€1.34 billion) to up its stake in video streaming technology firm BAMTech, is it prepares to make a major push into the SVOD market and cut ties with Netflix. Disney will acquire an additional 42% in BAMTech, as part of an accelerated move to take a controlling ownership of the […]

Amazon ‘exploring’ live sports offering

Amazon is weighing up plans to break into the world of live sports streaming, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. According to the Journal, citing unnamed sources, the e-retailer has been in talks with US sports organisations including the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and the National Football League for rights […]

Viasat Broadcasting secures MLB World Series

ESPN Media Distribution has licensed the rights to air Major League Baseball’s World Series in the Nordic region to Modern Times Group’s Viasat Broadcasting. Viasat will have the rights to air the 2015 championship on its platform along with the rights to ESPN’s ews and highlights show Baseball Tonight. Viasat will broadcast all games of […]

ESPN signs record international MLB deal

Sports broadcaster ESPN has extended its agreement with Major Legaue Baseball (MLB) in a deal reported to be worth in the region of US$5.6 billion (€4.5 billion) over eight years. The deal, which runs from 2014 to 2021 covers rights for the US, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific […]