A full slate of stay sports activities is ready to arrive on Max beneath a Bleacher Report tier.
The Bleacher Report (B/R) Sports activities Add-On package deal, accessible Thursday, Oct. 5, can have greater than 300 stay video games annually, in addition to stay video content material and VOD content material.
Arriving simply forward of the MLB postseason, the brand new tier shall be free for a restricted time and stream a sturdy slate of sports activities together with MLB, the NHL, the NBA, Males’s March Insanity, U.S. Soccer and extra.
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Although the sports activities content material add-on will initially be free for subscribers, it’ll are available at a further $9.99 monthly starting Feb. 29.
Value-conscious viewers can have loads of time to check out the brand new providing, with the primary main occasion—MLB’s Nationwide League Division Sequence—airing Oct. 7. Plus, the beginning of the NHL common season and NBA opening evening will quickly comply with.
“We’re thrilled to supply WBD’s unbelievable portfolio of premium U.S. stay sports activities—that includes simulcasts of our must-see MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA and U.S. Soccer occasions, amongst others—as a part of B/R Sports activities Add-On’s large assortment of compelling multi-sport content material on Max,” JB Perrette, CEO and president, world streaming and video games at Warner Bros. Discovery, mentioned in a press release.
All of the stay video games on WBD’s linear networks shall be accessible on Max, and the streaming add-on can have stay pre- and postgame programming, in addition to B/R’s suite of stay video, together with vodcasts and Creator League competitions.
“Our unparalleled providing of main sports activities, mixed with the ability of the Bleacher Report model and content material—together with the distinctive approach B/R engages with younger sports activities followers—all delivered by way of the brand new Max platform, will allow us to broaden our viewers and delight new followers,” Luis Silberwasser, chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports activities, mentioned in a press release. “We’re uniquely positioned to supply viewers the most effective number of premium sports activities and thrilling occasions and fan-focused extra programming, all inside a implausible multi-sport product that may meet the evolving consumption wants of our viewers.”
It’s not the primary time Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming service has aired stay sports activities, following a take care of U.S. Soccer final 12 months. Nonetheless, this would be the preliminary launch of WBD’s full portfolio of OTT sports activities content material.