WBSC adds Facebook to Premier12 media roster

WBSC Premier 12 Group A match between Dominican Republic and the Netherlands in Zapopan, Mexico. (Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images)

Facebook is exclusively live streaming in the US all 32 games from the World Baseball Softball Confederation's 2019 Premier12 national team baseball tournament, which started on Saturday in Mexico.

The WBSC announced the final broadcast and streaming partner line-up, plus the launch of a mobile app and online shop, on the opening day of the tournament. The main media partners are:

  • Australia – pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports
  • Canada – public-service broadcaster CBC
  • Cuba – national network Tele Rebelde
  • Dominican Republic – pay-television broadcaster CDN SportMax
  • Europe (multiple territories) – Olympic Channel
  • Italy, Portugal – pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports
  • Japan – free-to-air broadcasters TBS and TV Asahi, pay-television broadcaster J Sports, and OTT service SportsNavi
  • Latin America – (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) - pay-television broadcaster Claro
  • Mexico (regional) – Canal 6 GDL
  • Netherlands – public-service broadcaster NOS
  • Puerto Rico – free-to-air broadcaster MegaTV
  • South Korea – commercial and pay-television broadcaster SBS
  • Taiwan – pay-television broadcaster VideoLand
  • US – Facebook
  • Venezuela – free-to-air broadcaster TeleTuya
Outside these territories, coverage is available on the WBSC YouTube channel. Live streaming coverage is also available in certain markets on the WBSC's GameTime mobile app and website.

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