BARRANQUILLA/MONTERIA, Colombia — For the first time ever, the WBSC will live-stream all 50 games of a Baseball World Cup® in both English and Spanish. The II WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2018 — the biggest international baseball event of the year — opens Friday in Colombia and audiences worldwide can watch for free via the WBSC YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wbsc and www.facebook.com/wbsc.

Through WBSC’s broadcast partners, coverage of the U-23 Baseball World Cup will be in five languages, with Japanese, Korean and Traditional Chinese also part of the broadcast production line-up.

The total potential broadcast reach is set to surpass 150 million, while fans from over 200 countries and territories are expected follow online.

In additional, instant replays, GIFs as well as post-game highlights will also be shared on WBSC’s social media channels for added fan-engagement and viral moments.

Chinese Taipei and Mexico will officially kick-off the tournament that crowns the world champion in the U-23 category.

WBSC Official Partners:

Colombia: TeleCaribe, Win Sport

Europe: Sportradar

Latin America: Claro Sport

Japan: JSport; BT TBS; Abema TV (online)

Korea: SBS

Taiwan: VideoLand

USA: Nuestra Vision (online)

Venezuela: Meridiano Television