“The package MLB has been attempting to sell is weekday national games that ESPN recently relinquished. ESPN will no longer have regular Monday and Wednesday games.”
How can they make a deal with Apple when a large number of viewers do not have an Apple? Am I suppose to go out and buy an IPhone or Apple TV just to watch MLB?
I think you answered your own question.
You wouldn’t need to buy an Apple TV unit all you need is the Apple+ Streaming App which is available on most if not all streaming units.
Of course you need to “pay a fee for the service because after all they are not communist” paraphrasing Emilio Barzini
Well Apple+ isn’t available on my android phone or Samsung smart TV.
That was my point. How can Apple be a major distributor of content when a lot of people cannot get the app on their devices?
I hope the Big12 doesn’t do business with Apple unless they are going to give us an ungodly amount of money.
I don’t have Apple+ either.
I am pretty sure it is available on Samsung TVs.
I have watched it in Samsung homes.
I’m sure that it would be for select games.
The games ESPN gave up were non-exclusive, so also aired on local RSNs. Sounds big but there’s a reason ESPN didn’t want anymore.
“We note that upcoming sports packages potentially for bid over the next four years that Apple can be involved with (in some capacity/semi-exclusive) are: NFL (Sunday Night Ticket), Big Ten, Pac 12, Big East, Big 12, other NCAA sports packages (2024 timing), NASCAR, and the NBA/WNBA.”