Major League Baseball has entered into a licensing and original content partnership with SI TV, the OTT streaming service of sports media platform Sports Illustrated.
The arrangement provides SI TV with access to MLB’s library of games, documentaries and shows, as well as including a co-production deal for two original long-form documentaries.
In addition to shows and documentaries from MLB’s library, SI TV will also curate MLB games that range from iconic moments to recent classics. The first games to air on SI TV will be dubbed ‘Ace’s Choice,’ a reference to top pitchers.
The co-production side of the deal will see MLB and SI TV co-operate on two original baseball documentaries. The first film, ‘14 Back,’ is currently in production and will focus on the 1978 American League East tiebreaker game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, which cemented baseball’s greatest rivalry.