MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Aims for 2025 Launch of New Streaming Option for In-Market Games

Commissioner Rob Manfred has announced that he is aiming for the 2025 season to launch a new direct-to-consumer streaming package that would allow fans to watch in-market games. This package would include at least half of MLB teams, with the biggest hurdle being securing the digital rights for enough teams to make it viable. Diamond Sports Group, which controls the digital rights for several clubs, is currently going through bankruptcy proceedings and may not give up their lucrative digital rights. However, last week Diamond reached agreements with the Guardians, Rangers, and Twins for the 2024 season, and MLB will continue broadcasting their games as well. Manfred and MLB are determined to create a streaming service that allows fans to watch in-market games, and it could be available as soon as 2025.

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