For MLS, Apple got global streaming rights, both in- and out-of market. I would bet that is what they would ask for from the NFL. I would be surprised if that wasn’t what Apple proposed to the NFL, too. Keep in mind about half of MLS owners have MLS ownership interests, too.I'm not saying they'll cave. What I AM saying is that streamers have been working with leagues to provide whatever blackout rules they want. I see no reason why a streaming service can't work with the NFL (and the networks) to honor whatever system they want to use.
Given that the games are produced by the OTA network, assuming in-market, the local ads are kept in place (geofencing should allow this), it’s hard to see how they wouldn’t allow Apple to stream in-market, too. There are advantages and disadvantages to it. Of course, that doesn’t mean they will provide streaming in-market, but it could be done.
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