Just as the NFL did with Thursday Night Football games last year, Major League Baseball (MLB) has this year partnered with Twitter to live stream select games on Friday nights, beginning this Friday, April 7th with out-of-market live streaming of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs taking on the Milwaukee Brewers at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Friday’s game is the first of weekly Friday night live streams of out-of-market MLB games Twitter will make available free as part of its partnership with MLBAM. The live stream will be available worldwide, except in select international territories.
Each weekly stream will be a simulcast of the home team’s television broadcast. The streams will be available for free to logged-in and logged-out Twitter users on mobile phones, tablets, PCs and connected devices via mlb.twitter.com and @MLB.
While the @MLB season officially began on Sunday, Major League Baseball Opening Week is a reminder that fans around the world will turn to Twitter to follow their favorite teams and players and chatter about the news on and off the diamond in real time. But no matter where their allegiances lie, all fans can count on Twitter for nonstop baseball action. And this season, live streams of @MLB games will happen on Twitter.
MLB fans can join the conversation by Tweeting to their favorite MLB teams throughout the season, with each team having a unique hashtag-triggered emoji all week long.
For Canadian baseball fans, they will be able to watch out-of-market games every Friday this season. But local games, such as local games from the Toronto Blue Jays, will be unavailable, due to local broadcasting restrictions (Rogers!). For NYC residents, this also means no Yankee or Mets games.