The next season of Major League Baseball could be broadcast in streaming on Apple TV +: the New York Post reports, according to which Apple is discussing with the sports company to broadcast the games on its platform, thus increasing the attractiveness of the service towards who has not yet subscribed or who has to decide whether to renew the payment or not.
According to rumors, the ongoing talks would be “substantial” and “serious” and there is a high probability that Apple will soon add the wording “sports content” to the Apple TV + advertising: at the moment, in fact, the platform only offers users programs television and film and compared to the competition in fact it is not able to provide a valid attraction for sports fans.
The lack of access to live sports is a serious negative for Apple TV + and consequently for Apple TV, the box with which to bring the entire system to the TV more easily. Especially when you compare it to competitors like Amazon, which instead signed an agreement last fall to broadcast the games of “Thursday Night Football” (it is said to have cost them more than a billion dollars).
At the moment on Apple TV + there is no type of live television: the platform only provides access to pre-recorded television and film content, so in this case the company is likely to modify the interface by adding at least a new one. live content oriented section.
For now, Apple TV + integrates with the Apple TV app, which in turn integrates with apps that provide access to live sports via the “Sports” tab: for example, you can select your favorite team from the app TV, which at that point will notify the user of the availability in streaming of a game concerning him. But it ends here.
Apparently the MLB is buying the national weekday games that were previously an ESPN exclusive, so if the agreement is successful it is likely that Apple TV + will then offer the matches on Monday and Wednesday for which ESPN will lose the exclusivity. Previously Amazon and Barstool Sport also tried to grab this season, but it seems that in the end no agreement has been reached.
Everything about the Apple TV + subscription including pricing, family subscription – can be found in this article from Macitynet.