Apple bets on sports and signs with MLB to broadcast two matches per week
Apple begins its journey in professional sports. American giant Has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) to broadcast two games per week from Friday night baseballAccording to the company, in a statement. Neither the term of the contract nor the economic terms of the agreement were fulfilled.
American Tournament matches will be available live on the AppleTV platform in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.although the company plans to expand the range to other countries in the coming months.
on the land of the United States, Apple will present viewers with the program MLB Big ToursLive space with abstracts that will air every night throughout the regular season.
MLB suspended the start of the season for not reaching an agreement between the league and the players’ union for a collective agreement
The agreement comes just a week after competition commissioner Robert de Manfred Jr decided to cancel the start of the regular season after failing to reach an agreement between the league. And the players union about the collective labor agreement that claimed competition players.
One of the main goals of the players’ union was to increase the salaries of younger playersIt offered to raise the minimum wage to $700,000, an increase of $130,000 from 2021.
MLB audiovisual rights have been granted for years to Espn, Fox Sports, NBC and CBS. However, the American giant Enters live professional sports coverage for the first time.
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