Major League Baseball and Facebook announced on Friday a partnership for the 2018 MLB season to broadcast one game every week to a global audience on Facebook.
The 25-game package will be available exclusively on Facebook Watch in the United States and available globally on the show Page.
“This partnership with Facebook reflects the ongoing commitment of Major League Baseball and our Clubs to connect with people around the world,” said Tony Petitti, Deputy Commissioner of Business and Media for Major League Baseball. “It is a major creative step forward in serving our diverse, passionate community of fans, who will enjoy a uniquely interactive experience watching our games on Facebook each week.”
The package will be weekday afternoon games that will be done by the MLB Network production team and MLB Network will introduce new in-game production elements specially designed for intuitively watching, sharing and interacting on Facebook.
The New York Mets vs, Philadelphia Phillies on April 4 at 1:10 p.m. will be the first broadcast for Facebook Watch. These games will be shown exclusively on Facebook meaning no SNY.