FanCode acquires streaming rights for MLB and CPL

Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for Major League Baseball and the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament in separate deals.

The MLB deal covers live matches and other video and non-video content including highlights, fantasy sports research and tips, and news. The multi-year deal begins with the 2020 season, which started on July 23. It is FanCode’s first baseball streaming rights deal.

FanCode will show up to four matches live per day from the regular season, and will also show coverage of the postseason and World Series.

The CPL deal covers exclusive live rights for all 33 matches from this year’s tournament, which starts tomorrow, August 18, and finishes on September 10. Regular-season matches start at 7:30pm Indian Standard Time.

FanCode’s CPL coverage will include interactive data overlays which fans can customise. There will also be real-time highlights and special commentary for fantasy sports players. Users will be able to buy access to watch the CPL on a per-match basis or for the whole tournament.

Speaking about the CPL deal, Yannick Colaco, co-founder of FanCode, said, “In continuing with our commitment of providing great experiences to sports fans by unlocking the potential of digital, we will be rolling out features like interactive data overlays on the live feed, customised commentary and detailed analysis around the progress of the matches. With Match and Tour Pass, we’re continuing to put the fan at the centre of everything we do, giving them the flexibility to choose what they want to subscribe to.”

FanCode is owned by Indian fantasy sports games operator Dream Sports. Its app has had more than 150m installs.