+ Apple TV to stream baseball as part of the new Friday Night Baseball package

Apple TV+ will broadcast two baseball games per week, as part of its Friday Night Baseball program, live on iPhone, Apple TV, iPad and Mac every Friday night.

It’s part of a new deal with Major League Baseball, and the Cupertino companies’ first foray into the live sports broadcasting arena.

The deal was announced by Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at the Peak Performance event, which also saw the unveiling of the iPhone SE, iPad Air and Mac Studio.

Apple TV+ will carry a weekly double show on Friday nights in eight countries when the regular season begins April 7 — although this is only temporary.

The games will initially be available without the need for an Apple TV+ subscription, although it’s not clear if that’s part of an introductory offer.

Apple TV+ will carry a weekly double header on Friday nights in eight countries when the regular season begins April 7 — although that’s only temporary

Apple TV + will broadcast two baseball games per week, as part of its show

Apple TV+ will stream two baseball games per week, as part of its “Friday Night Baseball” show, live on iPhone, Apple TV, iPad and Mac every Friday night

MLB has been out of business since the owners locked down players at the end of their collective bargaining agreement.

At 97 days, it’s the second longest downtime in baseball history, and why the release of “Friday Night Baseball” is only temporary.

Broadcasts on Apple TV+ will include pre-game and post-game shows and will not be subject to local broadcast blackout restrictions.

Besides being shown in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the games will also initially be available in Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

It's part of a new deal with Major League Baseball, the first Cupertino companies to enter the live sports arena

It’s part of a new deal with Major League Baseball, the first Cupertino companies to enter the live sports arena

The agreement also includes the day of the week show “MLB Big Inning” for audiences in the US as well as a live stream channel for those watching in the US and Canada.

MLB was exploring selling a bundle of games night with ESPN to reduce its coverage of the regular season to 30 games, mostly on Sunday nights.

Turner Sports will host matches on Tuesday nights under a new rights deal starting this season.

Apple and MLB have been closely aligned for years. MLB At Bat was one of the first apps published on the Apple App Store in 2008.

“Just like all baseball fans, we can’t wait for the season to open,” said Peter Stern, Apple’s vice president of services.

Baseball holds a special place in the heart of many Apple customers – not only in the United States, but in many countries around the world. We’re proud to make Apple TV+ the place to spend great baseball moments all season long.

The deal was announced by Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at the Peak Performance event, which also saw the unveiling of the iPhone SE, iPad Air and Mac Studio.

The deal was announced by Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at the Peak Performance event, which also saw the unveiling of the iPhone SE, iPad Air and Mac Studio.

The deal also comes as Apple looks to expand into other leagues. The company has been streaming NFL games when the league’s “Sunday Ticket” expires at the end of next season.

This was likely just Apple’s first step into the sports streaming market, said independent technology analyst Ben Wood of CCS Insight.

“While baseball may not have universal appeal, this marks Apple’s first involvement in sports broadcasting,” he said.

This is significant and increases the potential for Apple to diversify further, adding to the already fierce competition for sports broadcasting rights.

I’m interested to see what innovations Apple brings to your sports watching experience.

“I expect it will follow the path taken by Liberty Media in Formula 1 that has greatly enhanced the viewing experience with data-driven insights that enhance streaming.”

Apple unveils 5G iPhone SE, iPad Air with M1 chip and Mac Studio computer for creative artists as well as studio display at “Peak Performance” event

Apple has unveiled new versions of its minimalist iPhone and iPad, which include the same processors as the high-end models.

The iPhone SE will go on sale at $429 starting Friday, and it comes with the Apple A15 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 13, a 12-megapixel camera, and 5G connectivity.

Apple confirmed that it will be able to work up to 26 times faster than the iPhone 8, and includes “Live Text”, which allows users to copy the text in the image.

The company also released a new iPad Air, which includes the iPad Pro’s M1 processor, a faster USB-C port for faster video transfers, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera on the front of the device.

The Air will come in grey, starlight, pink, purple and blue, and will be available starting at $599 for 64GB with wifi — although it’ll also be available with 5G.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced a new computer called the Mac Studio, featuring the new high-end M1 Ultra processor, Apple’s Studio Display with an integrated A13 Bionic chip and an ultra-wide camera.

The Ultra version of Mac Studio will cost from $3,999, and the monitor will set you back at least $1,599 — both available from March 18.