Facebook has been working hard to bring more streaming content to its platform and it has been really focusing on adding sports content. Baseball fans will be excited to know that Facebook has clinched exclusive rights to stream 25 afternoon MLB games this season. This is the first time that a major league in the United States has awarded exclusive broadcast rights for games to a social network.

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Facebook will kick off its MLB games streaming on April 4th when the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets go head to head. It’s not like Facebook hasn’t streamed MLB games before. It has been doing that since May last year but Facebook didn’t have the exclusive rights back then that it has been awarded now.

Don’t take the word exclusive lightly here because the games that are streamed on Facebook won’t even be available to those who subscribe to the league’s MLB.TV service. The deal was approved by all 30 major league clubs unanimously.

Those who wish to watch these games will have to head over to the MLB Live show page on Facebook’s Watch platform. All of the games that will stream exclusively on Facebook will take place in the afternoon and will be produced by the MLB so the viewing experience will be what fans are already familiar with.

Filed in Web. Read more about Entertainment and Facebook. Source: bloomberg

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