MLB Reportedly Also Lands a Streaming Deal with Peacock for Weekday Games

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MLB Reportedly Also Lands a Streaming Deal with Peacock for Weekday Games

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A day after Apple announced that it had secured the exclusive rights to two Friday Night Baseball games per week on its streaming platform Apple TV+, it sounds like NBC and Peacock will soon make their own news official.

Forbes reports not only the terms of the Apple deal (it’s $85 million because of the exclusivity and some advertising), but also says the Peacock deal is done:

The Peacock games are believed to be NON-EXCLUSIVE (so, unlike the Apple games, they may also be available locally on the RSN, and out of market on MLB.tv), and the games will be on Monday and Wednesday, the games ESPN gave up. The deal is reportedly worth about $30 million annually.

While the Apple deal riled some folks up because of the exclusivity – I understand, even if I think getting on the platform is overall a good idea for MLB long-term – this deal shouldn’t really bug anyone. It’s just a way to get onto NBC/Peacock, without really impacting any other service. Win-win.

We’ll have to sort out all the platforms and games when everything is settled, but at the moment, as far as national regular season games go, it’s looking like there will be Monday and Wednesday games on Peacock, Friday night games on Apple, Saturday games on FOX, and Sunday night games on ESPN.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.