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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
PEACOCK WILL BE THE EXCLUSIVE HOME OF THE NEW MAJOR BASEBALL GAME PACKAGE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, BEGINNING IN MAY, STARTING ON NBC SPORTS
The first-ever Sunday morning MLB package includes 18 games – from 11:30 a.m. ET for the first six weeks, followed by a dozen noon ET games – at Peacock with sports preludes and NBC aftergames
Opening Game – White Sox vs. Red Sox of Fenway Park at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time May 8 – Features a special simultaneous broadcast on NBC; The full MLB schedule for Peacock has been published
Each of the 18 Sundays Peacock planned to show MLB Live Game exclusivity until 1:30 p.m. ET
NBC Sports continues the history of the baseball tradition – includes the first ever television game in 1939, 50 seasons with a game package of the week and 39 world series
STAMFORD, Cannes – April 6, 2022 – The peacock will be his exclusive home for the new Premier League Baseball Week game on Sunday morning, was announced today. Starting May 8, Peacock will host a live broadcast of NBC Sports ’baseball game for 18 consecutive weeks, with the start of the first six Sunday games at 11:30 a.m. ET and the next 12 Sunday games starting noon ET. Each game will include pre-game and post-game shows, created by NBC Sports, at Peacock.
The first game (Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox with Fenway Park on May 8 at 11:30 ET) will be broadcast simultaneously on NBC, and the remaining 17 games are available exclusively on the premium Peacock service (full schedule below). In addition, Peacock will be the exclusive home for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game – featuring top-tier lower league prospects – which will play during All-Star Week in July at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
On each of the 18 Sundays that Peacock presents the game, it will be scheduled as exclusive MLB live action house until 1.30pm ET that daywhen the rest of the day schedule begins.
Peacock will also feature classic MLB games, award-winning documentaries from the MLB Film & Video Archive, and highlight packages available on request at the new MLB Center.
“We are pleased to announce this long-standing partnership with the Major League Baseball, which will exclusively offer Peacock subscribers a premium property at a unique time for the sport, continuing NBC Sports’ rich baseball history,” he said. Pete Bevacuachairman, NBC Sports.
“Expanding Peacock’s premium live sports offering to customers remains a top priority, and we are excited to work with MLB to bring a new exclusive Peacock game package Sunday morning to baseball fans,” he said. Rick Cordela, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We look forward to developing NBC Sports’ longstanding relationship with the Major League Baseball and providing customers with a broadcast of exclusive access to games on Peacock.”
“As consumer habits continue to evolve, it’s important for us to provide new ways for fans who are out of the cable bundle to watch MLB games,” he said. Noah’s Garden, Chief Revenue Officer of the Major League Baseball. “This agreement marks a new exciting chapter in the broad history of innovation between MLB and NBC Sports in providing exciting baseball action for our fans.”
The first television broadcast of the Major League Baseball was the double-header broadcast of the Cincinnati Reds-Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939 on W2XBS (the predecessor of WNBC-TV) in New York City. NBC Sports was home to the first broadcast of the World Series in 1947, the first All-Star Game, which aired nationally in 1952, and broadcast 39 World Series – more than any other network. In addition, from 1957 to 2000, NBC Sports was home to a variety of baseball programs, including a televised game of the week and baseball on Monday night, more than 30 all-star games and countless moments after the season.
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2022 MLB on Peacock – Sunday games schedule
|May 8||11:30 a.m. ET||Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox|
|May 15||11:30 a.m. ET||San Diego Padres in the Atlanta Braves|
|May 22||11:30 a.m. ET||The St. Louis Cardinals at the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|May 29||11:30 a.m. ET||San Francisco Giants in Cincinnati Reds|
|June 5||11:30 a.m. ET||The Detroit Tigers in the New York Yankees|
|June 12||11:30 a.m. ET||Oakland Athletics at the Cleveland Guardians|
|June 19||At noon and||Philadelphia Phyllis at the Washington Nationals|
|June 26||At noon and||New York Mets in Miami Marlins|
|July 3||At noon and||The Kansas City Royals are in the Detroit Tigers|
|July 10||At noon and||Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles|
|July 17||At noon and||Kansas City Royals in Toronto Blue Jace|
|July 24||At noon and||Chicago Cubs to Philadelphia Phyllis|
|July 31||At noon and||Detroit Tigers – Toronto Blue Jays|
|August 7||At noon and||Houston Astros to the Cleveland Guardians|
|August 14th||At noon and||San Diego Padres at the Washington Nationals|
|August 21st||At noon and||The Chicago White Sox to the Cleveland Guardians|
|August 28||At noon and||The Los Angeles Dodgers in Miami Marlins|
|September 4||At noon and||Toronto Blue Jays to Pittsburgh Pirates|