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PRESS RELEASE 9 March 2022

Apple and Major League Baseball to offer “Friday Night Baseball”

Fans can tune in to two games on Friday nights (US Eastern and Pacific Daylight Time) during the regular season, available on Apple TV+
A graphic announces “Friday Night Baseball”, a new partnership between Apple and MLB.
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced “Friday Night Baseball”, a weekly double-header with live pre- and post-game shows that will be available to fans in eight countries on Apple TV+ as soon as the regular season begins.
Fans will be able to watch marquee games on Friday nights (US Eastern and Pacific Daylight Time), across devices where Apple TV+ can be found, including on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD, and on tv.apple.com/au, along with selected smart TVs and gaming consoles. “Friday Night Baseball” will be available on Apple TV+ — and, for a limited time, without the need for a subscription.
“Just like all baseball fans, we can’t wait for the season to open,” said Peter Stern, Apple’s vice president of Services. “Baseball has a special place in the heart of so many Apple customers — not just in the United States, but in many countries around the world. We’re proud to make Apple TV+ the home for great baseball moments throughout the season.”
“Apple is the ideal partner to bring ‘Friday Night Baseball’ to fans around the world,” said Noah Garden, MLB’s chief revenue officer. “Following milestones like the launch of At Bat on day one of the App Store in 2008 to the integration of Apple technology in ballparks across the country, this robust new game package is the perfect next collaboration in our long history of offering quality and innovative content to our fans. With national availability and international reach, MLB on Apple TV+ offers an exciting new platform to fans that allows a wider audience to connect with the game.”
“Friday Night Baseball” will be available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom, and will expand to additional countries at a later date.
Apple and MLB will also provide enhanced league and team coverage for fans to easily follow the league or their favourite teams in Apple News, with the ability to watch highlights right in the News app.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+, the first all-original video subscription service and home of today’s most imaginative storytellers, offers an award-winning and inspiring line-up of original series, films and soon sports, beginning with “Friday Night Baseball”. Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ Originals both online and offline — and on demand — on the Apple TV app, which comes preinstalled on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch and Mac, as well as online at tv.apple.com/au. The Apple TV app is also available on selected smart TVs, including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, TCL and others; Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices; PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles; and Chromecast with Google TV. More information is available at apple.com/au/apple-tv-app.
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