WBSC launches upgraded GameTime video platform, will feature games from World Cups, leagues around the world

WBSC launches upgraded GameTime video platform, will feature games from World Cups, leagues around the world
21/07/2022
The new platform will be available starting with the upcoming WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup and will stream all WBSC events and various National Leagues.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is launching a new and improved GameTime OTT platform.

The new platform will allow baseball and softball fans worldwide to watch live and on-demand WBSC-affiliated events, starting with the upcoming WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup, which is set to open in Tainan City on 29 July.

The new robust platform will live-stream premium international competitions such as the Premier12, WBSC's flagship event, all Baseball and Softball World Cups, the Baseball5 World Cup, and selected professional and domestic leagues. WBSC/GameTime have showcased games from the iconic Cuban Series Nacional Baseball Series, the Mexican Prosects League, the Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League, the Panama National Baseball League and the Taiwan Baseball5 Championships.

"Baseball and softball are played around the world all year round, and new and loyal fans of our sport want to watch our game year-round as well," said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. "That's why the WBSC is launching a newly upgraded and powerful OTT platform, which will showcase the WBSC World Cup's live and on-demand content, starting with the upcoming U-12 Baseball World Cup that opens at the end of the month. With this powerful platform, it will always be GameTime for baseball and softball fans around the world."

The new GameTime platform is being launched in partnership with Wiistream, with the aim to create a highly user-friendly site to access and navigate.

"Working with the WBSC means we’re delivering content to over two million people on a regular basis," Wiistream Chief Operating Officer David Johnson said. "Our technology stack scales smoothly to allow fans and followers to watch live baseball or softball anywhere, anytime. Crucially, Wiistream’s version of Gametime.sport allows competitive pricing for all live content."

Users can register an account with Gametime.sport, then browse to find the event they want to watch. All events will be pay per view, per event or fans can also purchase tournament bundles.