NBC and MLBAM agree streaming deal

Deal enables CSN subscribers to live stream local market baseball games.

NBC and MLBAM agree streaming deal

MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) has struck an agreement with NBC Sports Regional Networks, giving Comcast Sportsnet (CSN) customers access to free live streams of locally broadcast Major League Baseball (MLB) games from the 2017 regular season.

The deal means that games broadcast on CSN’s regional channels - part of the NBC Sports network - will now be available to stream on the NBC sports app and on CSN’s regional websites.

The agreement covers MLB franchises the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants.  

David Preschlack, president of NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Group platform and content strategy, said: “This is a home run for our local sports fans. We are constantly looking for ways to better serve our fans and provide comprehensive coverage of their favourite teams. With the addition of MLB in-market streaming rights, they don’t have to miss a pitch.”

The 2017 MLB season begins on 2nd April, when the New York Yankees face off against the Tampa Bay Rays. Last year’s World Series was won by the Chicago Cubs, who overturned a 3-1 deficit to triumph over the Cleveland Indians.