Major League Soccer to air exclusively on Apple TV under 10-year deal

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Major League Soccer (MLS), the premier soccer division in the United States, is to broadcast all league games via Apple TV under a new 10-year deal with the tech giant.

Starting in 2023, all MLS games will be exclusively available on a new subscription-based MLS streaming service that will only be available through the Apple TV platform worldwide.

Apple said those who subscribe to its own Apple TV+ service will be able to access select MLS and other games at no additional cost, while some games will also be made available to everyone for free.

“For the first time in sports history, fans will be able to access everything from a major professional sports league in one place,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of services.

“It’s a dream come true for MLS fans, football fans and anyone who loves the sport. No fragmentation, no frustration – just the flexibility to sign up for a convenient service that gives you everything than MLS, anywhere and anytime you want to watch.

“We look forward to enabling even more people to fall in love with MLS and put down roots at their favorite club.”

The new service will also feature a weekly highlights show and other programming.

Further details, including pricing, will be announced in the coming months, it has been confirmed.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber said, “Apple is the perfect partner to further accelerate the growth of MLS and deepen the connection between our clubs and their fans.

“Given Apple’s ability to create a top-notch user experience and reach fans everywhere, it will be incredibly easy to enjoy MLS matches anywhere, whether you’re a super fan or a casual viewer. “

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