Apple’s iTunes Store to offer Major League Baseball video highlights; free preview show download

Avril LavigneApple today announced it will be offering Major League Baseball video highlights for the 2007 season on the iTunes Store, giving baseball fans the ability to catch all the action of their favorite teams anywhere, anytime. MLB video on iTunes will include a daily 25 minute “MLB.com Daily Rewind” highlight show and two weekly “Games of the Week,” featuring full versions of the best games from the National and American Leagues. Customers will be able to download individual episodes of “MLB.com Daily Rewind” and each “Game of the Week” for $1.99, or purchase a Multi-Pass for a month of Daily Rewind shows for $7.99 or a Season Pass for every “Game of the Week” at just $19.99.

“We’re thrilled to be teaming with iTunes to give baseball fans access to MLB highlights via the world’s most popular online TV store,” said Kenny Gersh, senior vice president, business development of MLB Advanced Media, in the press release. “We’re excited that baseball fans now have the opportunity to enjoy America’s favorite pastime in a unique way by taking MLB with them on their computers and iPods wherever they go.”

“iTunes has become the ultimate destination for accessing top sports video content and now our customers will be able to enjoy America’s favorite pastime whenever and wherever,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes, in the press release. “By offering a 25 minute daily highlight show we’re giving millions of fans a great way to enjoy action from their favorite team and catch up on all the top plays from around the league.”

To kick off the 2007 Major League Baseball season, iTunes is offering the “MLB.com 2007 Season Preview Show” as a free download for iTunes customers. In addition to daily and weekly highlights, baseball fans will also be able to download episodes of the “MLB.com Baseball’s Best” series showcasing classic baseball games from the past. Individual episodes of “MLB.com Baseball’s Best” will be available for $1.99.

The iTunes Store features the world’s largest catalog with over four million songs, 350 television shows and over 400 movies. The iTunes Store has sold over two billion songs, 50 million TV shows and over 1.3 million movies, making it the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store.

16 Comments

  1. Do people still pay extraordinarily high amounts to sit outdoors and watch overpaid drug addicts play the children’s game that USED to be America’s sport? I’m glad MLB is on Fox- they deserve each other, The game nobody cares about on the network nobody over the age of 12 with an IQ above that of pond scum watches.

  2. Answer for Question?

    Yes, we do still watch baseball. Some of us still enjoy the game. I have a 154 IQ and I still love baseball. I only wish I lived in a city that had a major league franchise. I watch AAA ball in my hometown.

    So maybe its you. Because baseball keeps getting record attendances every year.

  3. @Jeff

    My IQ is up there too (although I’m dyslexic so take it easy on my grammar) and I love baseball and play in my local league in the UK.

    I’d subscribe too what they’re offering….. IF it was available in the UK and in HD.

    Geeze I’m a hard one to please.

    You can download all major games for free at the moment.

    So “Question?”, if you don’t have anything constructive to add in future, save your fingers from RSI and keep your comments firmly inside your own head.

  4. You’re just going to the wrong types of games. Go to a NCAA game, go to a minor level game (A and AA are best). Go see the folks that just love to play the game, play the game. That’s why no one watches the NBA anymore, but the NCAA has never been more popular.

    There’s more to baseball than the MLB.

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