Apple signs a ten-year deal to broadcast the MLS exclusively

Ashley

Stuart Pearce
They’ll use a platform like Apple TV+ which isn’t contingent on Apple hardware.
Still an Apple service though. A lot of people are reluctant to add more subscriptions on top of the ones they already have (especially in the current economic climate), the cost all adds up. Its another thing taken away and put behind yet another paywall.
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
Still an Apple service though. A lot of people are reluctant to add more subscriptions on top of the ones they already have (especially in the current economic climate), the cost all adds up. Its another thing taken away and put behind yet another paywall.
It's only a fiver and you get good TV shows thrown in too. Imagine a footy fan having that offer. Sky would be dead.
 

Ashley

Stuart Pearce
It's only a fiver and you get good TV shows thrown in too. Imagine a footy fan having that offer. Sky would be dead.
Might be a fiver more than some folk are able or willing to fork out, given how many subscriptions people have these days and the rising cost of living. Even more so if they aren't interested in anything else on the service.

I'm not arsed about the MLS myself, but I don't see forcing people to shell out extra money to watch an entire league of football that would have also been previously available on other services to be a particularly good thing (unless said person watches the MLS exclusively and no other leagues, then they might make a saving. Though I'd imagine many football fans in the US also watch other leagues too and are already paying for services that show that in addition to the MLS until now).
 

Alvar Hanso

Jack Burkitt
Until they sort out the delay, streaming sport on an app is pretty pointless for me.

I tried watching the Premier League on Amazon, but it just got on my tits.

If I'm paying a premium for live sports I want to see what's happening now, not what happened two minutes ago
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
Might be a fiver more than some folk are able or willing to fork out, given how many subscriptions people have these days and the rising cost of living. Even more so if they aren't interested in anything else on the service.

I'm not arsed about the MLS myself, but I don't see forcing people to shell out extra money to watch an entire league of football that would have also been previously available on other services to be a particularly good thing (unless said person watches the MLS exclusively and no other leagues, then they might make a saving. Though I'd imagine many football fans in the US also watch other leagues too and are already paying for services that show that in addition to the MLS until now).
Turns out i thought it said MLB not MLS hence why i talked about Sky been dead etc.
I think Apple TV+ content is better than Netflix anyway to be honest and i do have it but i'd certainly not get it purely for that MLS rubbish. Or baseball.
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
Until they sort out the delay, streaming sport on an app is pretty pointless for me.

I tried watching the Premier League on Amazon, but it just got on my tits.

If I'm paying a premium for live sports I want to see what's happening now, not what happened two minutes ago
The delay is dreadful. As are BBC and sky apps who instantly tell you the result by notification which ruins the end. I have BT and even their live is behind time but the apps are a good minute behind that.
 

Winnits

Viv Anderson
Until they sort out the delay, streaming sport on an app is pretty pointless for me.

I tried watching the Premier League on Amazon, but it just got on my tits.

If I'm paying a premium for live sports I want to see what's happening now, not what happened two minutes ago

Haha, i hear you but without considerable broadband infrastructure changes that can’t change. Just disable notifications if you don’t want spoilers :)
 

Rzar

Ian Bowyer
What's interesting about it?

Have you ever watched an MLS match?

God, my eyes.
I have watched a few on Sky.

I am certain it’s the worst league to watch.

Has no identity at all in play style. It’s slow draining football with a terrible almost sound track crowd just banging drums and singing the same song for 90 minutes with zero reaction to what happens on the pitch.

It really is a terrible product.
 

DanR

Stuart Pearce
I have watched a few on Sky.

I am certain it’s the worst league to watch.

Has no identity at all in play style. It’s slow draining football with a terrible almost sound track crowd just banging drums and singing the same song for 90 minutes with zero reaction to what happens on the pitch.

It really is a terrible product.
This belongs on the Derby thread, surely?

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Dogtits

#1 Forest fan in NA
i am excited because the MLS really needed a big PUSH to modernize their media platforms and apple is the perfect partner to do it.

considering the average age of of a MLS viewer is 39, the majority should have no no trouble finding their way TO apple TV. some americans will have experienced the same thing when Apple TV showed a few MLB games.

much needed refreshment, no more shitty local broadcasters.
 

Frank Clark’s Tash

Grenville Morris
I have watched a few on Sky.

I am certain it’s the worst league to watch.

Has no identity at all in play style. It’s slow draining football with a terrible almost sound track crowd just banging drums and singing the same song for 90 minutes with zero reaction to what happens on the pitch.

It really is a terrible product.
I went to watch LA Galaxy a few years back.

The crowd seemed more interested in stuffing their faces and competing for tee-shirts in dancing competitions on the jumbotron than actually watching the match.

I actually started feeling sorry for the multimillionaire players on the pitch.
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
My mate went to a preseason LA Galaxy game against Chelsea and the chant was...

"We hate chelsea, we hate chelsea, we hate chelsea, chelsea suck"

Laughably shit.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Harsh.

He watches the San Jose Earthquakes, not the plastic entity that is the LA Galaxy.
 

Dogtits

#1 Forest fan in NA
Harsh.

He watches the San Jose Earthquakes, not the plastic entity that is the LA Galaxy.

The morale of this story is that Dogtits is a loser

instead of watching plastic losers like the galaxy i watch the fucking perennial losers that are the Earthquakes.

jesus they are so shit but i do love their stadium, one stadiums end is open with just a big screen and bar at the bottom but behind that is the san jose airport runway, so you get to see southwest land every 5 minutes.
 

Dogtits

#1 Forest fan in NA
the food is great too because of the food trucks plus the stadium food are quality. loads of local beer along with your classics of bud light, busch and sierra nevada. GOOD COFFEE AS WELL CHRIS.

it’s just your average american sports experience, everything is about the experience rather than just the sport.


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Blinkin

I Piss Excellence
I'm a season ticket holder for Charlotte FC myself(Though have sold tix a couple of times due to something coming up).

Most chants are based on the ones heard in England and tbh yes I would like for Americans to come up with their own style as it were. But is what it is. MLS is not the standard I would like it to be, but is way better than it used to be that I can promise you.
 

valspoodle

Stuart Pearce
I'm not amazed that Apple make such vast profits, but I'm amazed that anyone can afford their stuff.

Almost inevitable that these tech companies are joining the growing army of companies entering the entertainment field and sport particularly. I hope their participation will help to further the sport and not just the entertainment and the 'experience'.
 
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