Taiwan – FOX Sports announced today a ground-breaking digital-rights partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) in Taiwan from 2016 to 2020, which enables baseball fans to watch MLB games on their mobile phones, tablets, computers or Smart TVs, in addition to catching the action on the FOX Sports network on TV.
The agreement is testament to the strong relationship between FOX Sports and the MLB, which spans more than a decade, and paves the way for the future development and promotion of the game in Taiwan.
Joanne Tsai, EVP & Managing Director of FOX Network Groups, Taiwan & China, said, “MLB is one of FOX Sports’ key properties. We are delighted to work with MLB to bring more content on a larger scale to Taiwan. The audience can now watch live streaming of MLB games anywhere through the FOX Sports branded on-demand service. We expect this cooperation to raise MLB viewership in Taiwan.”
Jim Small, Vice President of Major League Baseball, Asia Pacific, added “We are delighted that baseball fans throughout Taiwan will be able to access MLB games anytime and anywhere via our partnership with FOX Sports.”
The increased investment in MLB digital rights, to add to the existing linear rights, significantly increases FOX Sports’ commitment to baseball in Taiwan, and together with the Nippon Professional Baseball & Chinese Professional Baseball League, it further cements FOX Sports as the Home of Baseball.
FOX Sports will continue to explore more opportunities in future, to further fans’ enjoyment of the content on the FOX Sports network and consolidate its position as the Home of Sports.
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