MLB.TV to offer single-team streaming option for 2016
MLB.TV will offer a single-team streaming option in 2016, according to Fangraphs.com.
A court filing in the Garber v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball lawsuit, which contests some of Major League Baseball’s broadcasting practices under antitrust law, indicates that changes are in the works.
Page nine of the document, which can be viewed here, reads that “beginning next season MLB will make single-team, out-of-market streams available for purchase (alongside the out-of-market package) on MLB.TV.”
It is unclear exactly in what capacity the single-team option will function, but after offering only one streaming option that includes all 30 teams’ out-of-market games for one price, it would make sense to think MLB would follow the NBA and NHL in creating a viewing package centered on one team’s games for an entire season. The NBA this season introduced a single-game purchase option, which is also a conceivable addition to MLB’s offerings.
Pricing details have also yet to be revealed. A subscription last season cost $130 for all 30 teams, or $25 per month, allowing for streaming on the MLB.TV website or through the league’s MLB At Bat app.
- Jeremy Woo