Facebook lands deal to stream 20 MLB games live this season — here’s what we know (FB)
|05/18/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Facebook just announced that it has reached a deal with Major League Baseball to broadcast 20 games live on Facebook this season, part of the tech giant’s big push into premium video.
These games will be streamed weekly in a national telecast on Friday nights, accessible to Facebook users in the US. The first game will air tomorrow — Rockies at Reds, at 7:10 p.m. ET. According to Facebook, this broadcast will be a “feed from a participating team’s local broadcast rightsholder.” In other words, this isn’t an exclusive deal where the games will only run on Facebook.
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