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World Softball to stream Championship on YouTube, Česká Televize acquires rights

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has said it will provide a global live stream of all matches from the 2019 men’s Softball World Championship on video-sharing platform YouTube, while it has agreed a rights deal with Czech public-service broadcaster Česká Televize in the tournament’s host nation.

The Softball World Championship will take place for the first time in Europe from June 13-23, with Prague and Havlickuv Brod playing host.

Česká Televize has been awarded exclusive rights to broadcast all matches featuring the Czech national team, while all 72 matches will be live-streamed for global audiences through WBSC’s official YouTube account.

WBSC will also feature coverage of the men’s Softball World Championship in Spanish across the Americas, with rights awarded to BeisbolySoftbol.com, while the English broadcast exclusive rights in Canada and the US have been awarded to streaming service FloSports.

Viewers in all other regions will also be able to watch the games through Playo.tv and baseballsoftball.tv.