As the 2022 MLB season prepares for an April 7 Opening Day, TuneIn has inked a new multi-year partnership with the league. As part of the new agreement, TuneIn will be an official audio partner of MLB.
The partnership gives TuneIn Premium subscribers a one-stop location for all 2,430 MLB games and access to insights, discussions, and debates involving their favorite teams and players. Subscribers will have access to live and on-demand coverage of all 30 MLB teams, on-demand post-game analysis, Spanish-language broadcasting coverage, and spring training play-by-play coverage.
“TuneIn is committed to providing our 75 million listeners around the world with live and on-demand access to their favorite sports, news, and entertainment audio content,” CEO Richard Stern said in a release. “As an official audio partner of Major League Baseball, TuneIn is thrilled to be able to provide our premium subscribers with live streaming audio access to every game throughout the 2022 season and beyond.”
MLB has historically held streaming rights to games close to the vest, offering its subscriber service to fans, while radio partners carried only the over-the-air broadcasts. The grip loosened last season as individual teams made separate deals with flagship radio stations that, in some cases, included streaming broadcast rights.
TuneIn’s sports lineup offers live coverage of MLB, NFL, and NHL, as well as free live sports content from ESPN Radio.