Friday Night Baseball, Apple TV+’s first foray into sports streaming, is expanding into new countries. Unfortunately, France still isn’t invited to the party, but we’re 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 streams of American Major League Baseball games, as well as all the programs that revolve around them, have so far been offered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and closer to us in the United Kingdom.
This content, including match broadcasts, is free. You don’t need to subscribe to Apple TV+ to enjoy it, including broadcasts scheduled for September (see list here). This is likely to change in the future.
Friday night baseball didn’t cost Apple that much
Apple is far from done with sports rights. The manufacturer received an unprecedented ten-year exclusive contract with MLS, the League of football An American whose matches will be broadcast worldwide from next year. And Apple would be well on its way to acquiring America’s most prestigious football games in the NFL.