Despite No Blackouts, First MLB Game On Facebook Live Unavailable In Washington, D.C.

MLB and Facebook kicked off its 20-recreation reside streaming partnership on Friday night time between the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies. Nevertheless, a day after Commissioner Rob Manfred stated at house owners conferences that there can be no blackouts in the USA, these followers in Washington, D.C. have been unable to view the printed.

A guide error associated to the geographic concentrating on of the sport resulted within the broadcast not being made obtainable within the nation’s capital.

Tonights MLB broadcast on Facebook was unintentionally not made obtainable to individuals within the Washington D.C. space. We apologize for the error and can work to right it for subsequent weeks broadcast,” in response to a press release from a Facebook spokesperson.

MLB declined to remark.

Every Friday night time broadcast on Facebook Live is pulled from one of many workforce’s native broadcasts. The extra 19 reside streamed video games will probably be introduced sooner or later.

In addition to its partnership with Facebook, MLB can also be at present streaming weekly out-of-market video games by way of Main League Baseball Superior Media’s partnership with the social platform that it signed final yr. The free broadcasts can be found to logged-in and logged-out customers on Twitter minus sure worldwide territories.