MLS Apple TV finally signed. Every match will be streamed on the app under a 10-year partnership between MLS and Apple TV.
MLS and Apple TV have not yet responded to a request for comment about the reported transaction price.
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According to the Financial Times, the broadcasting rights contract is worth $2.5 billion. From 2023 through 2032, MLS fans can watch all MLS, League Cup, and select MLS NEXT Pro games on the league’s streaming service.
The service will be available to all MLS team season ticket holders, while some MLS and Leagues Cup matches will also be accessible for free to Apple TV+ users.
The first language of the announcers for MLS and League Cup matches will be English, with Spanish as an alternative. Additionally, games between Canadian teams will be broadcast in French.
“For the first time in the history of sports, fans will be able to access everything from a major professional sports league in one place,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services in a statement. “It’s a dream come true for MLS fans, soccer fans, and anyone who loves sports.”
“No fragmentation, no frustration — just the flexibility to sign up for one convenient service that gives you everything MLS, anywhere and anytime you want to watch.”
Subscribers will access unique programming, including in-depth, behind-the-scenes views of the players and clubs and a weekly live match “whip-around show” with highlights and analysis.