T-Mobile has announced the renewal of its partnership with several baseball leagues, including Major League Baseball (MLB), where the un-carrier will continue its sponsorship of league events, testing the Automatic Ball Strike System (ABS). Will, bring free MLB. TV subscriptions for its customers, and more.
The update mentions partnerships with MLB, Minor League Baseball (MILB) and Little League Baseball and Softball through 2028. Company blog post Highlights that with the partnership, the non-carrier will:
- Work with MLB to test an automated ball strike system on the T-Mobile 5G private mobile network at select MiLB games this season.
- Continue title sponsorship of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby during MLB All-Star Week.
- Partner with MLB Network to bring back the fan-favorite T-Mobile 5G BP Show for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby and the MLB postseason.
- Become a presenting sponsor of the Little League Baseball World Series, strengthening your relationship with the world’s largest youth sports organization.
- Give T-Mobile customers free MLB.TV subscriptions through 2028 through T-Mobile Tuesdays.
ABS, as mentioned by the company, will be used in select MiLB games, where T-Mobile’s 5G private mobile network uses real-time ABS data to eliminate signal interference between devices and the ABS application. And video will be provided. If you’re wondering how and why this would be useful, it would basically allow officials and players to have low-latency communication and reliable data to accurately analyze, review and challenge calls.
Additionally, T-Mobile will be the title sponsor of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby during All-Star Week in July. It will also become and continue to be the presenting sponsor of the Little League Baseball World Series. T-Mobile Little League Call-Up Grant Program.
Additionally, T-Mobile customers will enjoy an MLB.TV subscription, which costs $150, for free. T-Mobile Tuesday. T-Mobile has also added the ability for customers to stream matches on their desired devices and enjoy DVR controls like pausing and rewinding the game in HD. So, with an MLB.TV subscription, fans can access their favorite team’s affiliate games from the MLB application. Finally, T-Mobile said it will continue to roll out its 5G network across the US, including MLB stadiums.