A new partnership between YouTube and the MLB was announced today which will have YouTube live streaming 13 MLB games on both YouTube and YouTube TV. This is a big win for Baseball fans. This takes place during the second half of the regular baseball season and is not the first time that YouTube has teamed up with MLB, it’s already a presenting partner for the ongoing World Series. But this is YouTube’s first exclusive live game partnership with the MLB.
The dates and schedules of these games are unknown at the moment. We will get that information in a few weeks. The 13 games will be exclusively available to viewers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada for free through the MLB YouTube Channel. A dedicated channel will be launched on YouTube TV for it.
The live coverage will have a pre-game and post-game show in addition to MLB and YouTube content from popular creators. All of the games will be produced and enhanced for the online video streaming website by the MLB Network’s production team.
“With Major League Baseball’s expanding international fanbase, we are confident YouTube’s global audience will bring fans around the world together in one place to watch the games and teams they love,” YouTube’s Head of Sports and News Partnerships Timothy Katz said in a statement. Great news for sports fans.