YouTube TV branding will be visible during the first pitches of games on MLB Network and MLB.tv in a season-long sponsorship arrangement. In addition to exclusive U.S. rights, Facebook will also air games globally but won't have exclusive rights there. The league says each additional monthly broadcast schedule will be announced during the season.
And production by the MLB Network will mean a polished presentation out of the box, but with Facebook able to experiment with social integration and graphics in the broadcast. It's also unclear who will handle broadcast duties for the weekly games.
Angela Courtin, global head of YouTube TV and originals marketing, added: "Our historic partnership with Major League Baseball was a first of its kind". But this deal certainly pushes things forward by offering the social media platform, which as of the fourth quarter of 2017 had 2.2 billion active users globally, exclusive rights to air games.
"This partnership with Facebook reflects the ongoing commitment of Major League Baseball and our Clubs to connect with people around the world", MLB deputy commissioner Tony Petitti said in a statement.
The deal will also see Major League Baseball produce highlight packages for every regular season game in 2018 for Facebook Watch, and it will also release weekly video recaps for each team.
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He used to fix matches and accepted money from a Pakistani woman Alisabh based in Dubai; I have proof in this regard", she said. The pacer has demanded a thorough investigation into the matter."I don't know what she is up to.
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