WBSC Premier12 set to break broadcast record

WBSC Premier12 set to break broadcast record

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the upcoming global broadcast and live-stream coverage of the 2019 WBSC Premier12, the major international baseball event and 2020 Olympic qualifier, which opens today with Group A action in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Coverage of the second edition of the WBSC Premier12, which will award $5.2 million USD in prize money, will be in six languages and include partnerships with major broadcasters in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and -- for the first time -- Oceania.

Also for the first time ever, WBSC has partnered with Facebook in an agreement that will see all 32 Premier12 games live-streamed in the US exclusively on the social media giant's platform.

With the new and expanded partnerships, coverage of the 2019 WBSC Premier12 is set to eclipse that of the inaugural 2015 edition, which generated $131 million USD in brand exposure and had a potential global broadcast reach of 253.7 million households.

Coverage and partners of the 2019 WBSC Premier12 include: 

Countries and TerritoriesChannel
Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.Claro
CubaTele Rebelde
Dominican RepublicCDN Sportmax
Mexico (Regional)Canal 6 GDL
Puerto RicoMegaTV
JapanTBS, TV Asahi, J Sports, SportsNavi
EuropeOlympic Channel
Italy, PortugalEleven Sports
AustraliaFox Sports
Outside the above territoriesWBSC YouTube
GameTime mobile appGameTime APP
GameTime webGametime.sport

WBSC launches mobile app and online shop
With the opening of the WBSC Premier12 today, WBSC also announced launch of the new WBSC Premier12 app and online shop where fans can purchase officially licensed Premier12 merchandise at https://wbscshop.org.

WBSC Premier12 App features:

  • Live Results 
  • Highlights
  • 2015 Best Plays
  • 2015 Full Games 
  • Photo galleries
  • Breaking news and analysis from WBSC
  • Purchase game tickets
  • Personalized notifications for every game and/or National Team
  • Easy access to shop the latest gear from the Official WBSC Premier12 Store

The 2019 WBSC Premier12 Official App is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices and can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play.