Major League Baseball has reportedly entered into talks to launch its own streaming service as soon as the 2023 season, according to sources mentioned by the New York Post.
The NBA and NHL are also considering partnerships with MLB on the new streaming services. Subscription rates would vary by market, and may land somewhere between $10 and $20 per month.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, speaking at the World Congress of Sports conference, were both critical of Sinclair’s efforts to move forward with a DTC streaming app.
Since the 1990s, consumers have been tied to regional sports networks for coverage of local sports teams, particularly with MLB, the NBA and NHL.
MLB.TV already offers out-of-market games to fans for a subscription fee, would also continue to operate in this event.