A further look at Apple’s deal with Major League Soccer
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Apple made its biggest entry into the sports streaming market on Wednesday when Major League Soccer’s “Season Pass” debuted on Apple TV+.
Here’s what we know about the service:
HOW CAN I FIND MLS GAMES BROADCAST ON APPLE TV+?
The app can be accessed on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, cable boxes, and game consoles, as well as on Apple’s website.
The package will be $14.99 per month or $99 per season. Apple TV+ subscribers will be able to purchase it for $12.99 per month and $79 per season.
MLS club season ticket holders will receive season tickets as part of their ticket benefits.
For those who have Apple TV+ and don’t want to subscribe, all opening week games will be available for free. After that, Apple plans to offer six free games per week.
WHERE WILL THE GAMES BE AVAILABLE?
Every game will be on the Season Pass with no cuts or local restrictions. The Apple TV app is available in over 100 countries.
WHAT ELSE WILL BE ON THE SEASON PASS?
Teams will produce player profiles and other series for their pages throughout the season, as well as replays of past games. New fans of a team will be able to catch up on its history as well as its lore through videos.
HOW LONG IS APPLE’S AGREEMENT WITH MLS LASTING?
It’s for 10 years and MLS will receive at least $250 million per season from Apple. The league averaged $90 million per season under its previous eight-year deals with Fox, ESPN and Univision.
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