First billion-dollar MLS club favored to repeat as champs on Apple TV
vendredi 24 février 2023, 22:04 , par Mac Daily News
Major League Soccer fans can subscribe to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app for $14.99 per month during the season or $99 per season, and Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up at a special price of $12.99 per month or $79 per season. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share the subscription using their own Apple ID and password. A subscription to MLS Season Pass will be included with each full-season ticket account.
Apple and Major League Soccer will present all MLS matches around the world for 10 years, beginning in February 2023
Rory Carroll for Reuters:
LAFC will look to get their bid for back-to-back MLS championships off to a winning start when they battle crosstown rivals LA Galaxy in front of an anticipated record crowd at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday night.
With the win, LAFC delivered on the high expectations that came when the team launched in 2018 with a celebrity ownership group and a glamorous new stadium.
That investment has more than paid off. Earlier this month Forbes announced that LAFC was the first MLS club to reach $1 billion in value.
Saturday’s supersized edition of the “El Trafico” derby is expected to draw more than 75,000 to the historic Rose Bowl and help launch a new era for MLS, which entered into a blockbuster 10-year partnership with Apple TV during the offseason.
The deal, which is reportedly worth $2.5 billion, is a bet by the tech giant that the league and its youthful, diverse and tech-savvy fanbase will contend with the NFL, NBA and MLB in the years to come.
“We talk about how we want the league to continue to grow and bridge the gap in comparison with other leagues, and I think having this Apple partnership is a step in the right direction,” LAFC midfielder Kellyn Acosta told reporters last month.
“Leading into the World Cup in 2026, you want to build momentum and gain more exposure, and I think this partnership is going to truly be beautiful.”
MacDailyNews Note: Once the season kicks off on February 25, MLS Season Pass will feature every live MLS regular-season match, the entire Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, and Leagues Cup1 all in one place, with consistent match times and no blackouts — a first in live sports broadcasting. With an MLS Season Pass subscription, fans can enjoy every MLS match on billions of devices through the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and game consoles, as well as on the web at tv.apple.com.
To subscribe to MLS Season Pass, fans must use iOS 16.2 or later, iPadOS 16.2 or later, tvOS 16.2 or later, and macOS Ventura. Fans around the world can enjoy MLS Season Pass in English, Spanish, or French where available, including closed captions.
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