The Clap Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) had exclusive rights to broadcast the Red Sox – Yankees game on Friday, with the match highly anticipated due to the rivalry between both teams and the potential for a home run world record to be broken.
The Deets Apple is aiming to expand into live streaming services for sports, and this was a major test to see whether big sporting events can increase subscribers of Apple TV+.
Why this Matters The Yankees’ home channel, YES, tried to take back the streaming rights to the game unsuccessfully from Apple.
What Now In addition to Major League Baseball (MLB), Apple also has exclusive rights to stream Major League Soccer (MLS) games. However, NFL is still the biggest sport to secure streaming rights for, given its popularity in the US.