Apple’s deal with Major League Baseball announced Tuesday at the event Peek Performance is part of a $115 million partnership between MLB, NBC Sports and Apple.
According to Forbes, Apple can exit the deal up to two years after streaming begins on Apple TV+. Additionally, the report also states that domestic deals with all broadcasters and streamers total $1.96 billion for the 2022 season, split across 30 teams. The distribution of profits between teams is unclear, but generally uses a complex equation loosely based on audience.
Apple’s partnership with Major League Baseball is a weekly double-header featuring live pre-game and post-game entertainment, available in eight countries. Viewers will be able to watch the main Friday night matches without restrictions and at no additional cost to TV+ subscribers.
In addition to Friday Night Baseball, Apple will offer U.S. users “MLB Big Inning,” a live show with highlights and looks airing every weeknight during the regular season. There will also be a 24/7 live broadcast with replays, news and analysis of MLB games in the United States and Canada.
Friday Night Baseball will be available in the United States and Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. New countries will arrive in the coming months.