Friday Night Baseball, Apple TV+’s first foray into sports broadcasts, expands to new countries. France is still not invited to the party unfortunately, but we are getting closer: the service will indeed appear in Germany and Italy. Colombia and the Dominican Republic are also part of this international expansion.
These live broadcasts of American Major League Baseball games, as well as all the programs that revolve around them, have until now been offered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, in Brazil, Japan, South Korea and, closer to us, in the United Kingdom.
This content, including match broadcasts, is free. No need to subscribe to Apple TV+ to enjoy it, including for broadcasts scheduled for September (list to consult here). That will probably change in the future.
Friday Night Baseball Didn’t Cost Apple That Much
Apple is far from done with sports rights. The manufacturer has won an unprecedented ten-year exclusive contract with MLS, the League of soccer American, whose matches will be broadcast all over the world from next year. And Apple would be well on its way to getting the most prestigious US football games in the NFL.