REPORTS: Major League Baseball to Allow In-Market Streaming

Major League Baseball is nearing a deal with TV providers to enable fans to stream local games in market, according to the New York Post.

The price has not been set, but it is unlikely that fans would have to pay for in-market streaming as long as they already subscribe to the RSN.

However, the New York Post  states that it is unlikely a deal would be done by opening day.

MLB is the only major professional sports league that does not allow in-market streaming. They stream all games, but they are blacked out in a team’s local market.

Under the new deal, fans would deal directly with their TV provider to get access to the service. At this time, it is not clear if fans will be able to pay MLB directly for the games if they do not have a TV subscription.

Talks between MLB and TV providers have been ongoing for a few years, but have only recently gotten serious enough to warrant a announcement. It is unknown how it will affect Los Angeles Dodgers fans, who are in the middle of an ongoing TV dispute, or how it will affect MASN, which is in a fight with the Nationals over rights fees.

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