Apple TV+ is moving towards sports broadcasting.
Apple TV+ has constantly looked for new options to appeal to its audience and sport has resisted its evolution in the world. After the deal was approved, the streaming service will broadcast baseball games on the platform, no extra cost, in many other countries.
Since its debut in April this year, Friday Night Baseball is available in Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom. To these countries will add Colombia, Republic of Dominica, Germany and Italy to enjoy the new destinations that are meant to fend off the passion of this sport.
Apple TV-oil focuses on sports.
Friday Night Baseball debuted on Apple TV in April and continues through the 2022 regular season, which ends October 5.
Apple released a Friday Night Baseball program, September. The times the players will send in are the weekly announcement. Also, the service will carry additional match-related content, which will be available on all devices supported by the Apple TV+ app.
The MLB schedule for the month of September includes the following meetings by date.
Friday, September 2nd, 2009 (the following day).
- Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves.
- Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.
Friday, September 9 – 8 p.m.
- The Cleveland Guardians at Minnesota Twins.
- Atlanta Braves versus Seattle Mariners.
Friday, september 16 – 12 o’clock.
- The Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants.
No. 19 p.m. friday n.m.
- The Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees.
- St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.
There were several reports in 2012 that Apples plans to close negotiations to acquire live streaming rights for different sports. In addition to MLB, which was already finalized, there’s also leaked information about a prospect of acquiring deals for NFL and UEFA Champions League broadcasts.
Of course, it isn’t going to be an easy or cheap fight. This year, with the termination of the contract between DirecTV, actual owner of the rights, and the NFL, several companies are interested in buying these rights. There are Disney, Amazon and DirecTV as well.
That’s assuming Apple is the closest to them. And for now, according to several leaks, Tim Cook and Eddy Cue, Apple CEO and CEO of Apple Services, met with Roger Goodell during Sun Valley Conference. It appears that a possible deal for a final price, which would take two times more than a thousand dollars per year, seems possible. We may however only have to pay the low cost.