Manfred acknowledged that each country now has different systems but said he wanted more of a uniform system that applies to professional players moving to the majors.
A born-and-raised Angeleno who graduated from New York University, he now lives in Los Angeles.He has broken stories on Snapchat’s ad plans, Hulu founding CEO Jason Kilar’s attempt to take on YouTube and the assemblage of Amazon’s ad-tech stack; analyzed YouTube’s programming strategy, Facebook’s ad-tech ambitions and ad blocking’s rise; and documented digital video’s biggest annual event VidCon, BuzzFeed’s branded video production process and Snapchat Discover’s ad load six months after launch. “We certainly would love to have a new system in place for the signing season 2017-2018”.
‘We do think it’s time, whether it’s 2019 or shortly thereafter, that we play in Europe’.
And Facebook isn’t the only one trying to build out live sports streams.
The additional 19 games will be announced later, but each will live-stream on a Friday night and use a feed from a participating team’s local broadcast rights holder.
Twitter also partnered with the National Basketball Association to stream 360-degree videos of the National Basketball Association finals games previous year.
“It’s something we’d really like to do in 2019”, Manfred told reporters.
– Colorado owner Dick Monfort replaced San Diego’s Ron Fowler as chairman of the labor policy committee.
Also on the worldwide front, Manfred said work is being done to standardize the posting system that covers professional players shifting from other countries to Major League Baseball uniforms.
– Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and John Smoltz are among 16 men appointed to a new competition committee that includes managers Joe Girardi (Yankees), Mike Matheny (Cardinals), Dave Roberts (Dodgers) and Buck Showalter (Orioles).
One show Facebook has greenlit is a virtual-reality dating show from Conde Nast Entertainment in which people go on first dates in VR before they meet in real life, according to one person who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.
“This is not a trend we are seeing with other team sports”, said Manfred.
The Play Ball initiative is a part of Major League Baseball’s mission to “inspire everyone to play ball”, beginning with the society’s youth.
Talks between Facebook and Major League Baseball were first reported in February.